Bayern Munich new manager Carlo Ancelotti has completed his first major signings as the Bundesliga champions boss following the arrivals of defender Mats Hummels from Borussia Dortmund and midfielder Renato Sanches from Benfica.
Subject to completing a medical check, Hummels who will join Bayern on a reported five-year deal subject to a medical is expected to join Bayern -the club for whom he made his Bundesliga debut before moving to Borussia Dortmund in 2008 on 1 July 2016,.
“We are delighted that Mats Hummels has decided to join FC Bayern. Mats is one of the best central defenders in the world and will improve the quality of our team even further.
“Renato is a dynamic, combative and technically gifted midfielder who will strengthen our team further.” Bayern Executive Board Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is quoted as saying on the Bundesliga official website.
Bayern are also reported to have paid Benfica €35m (£27.5m) for 18-year-old midfielder Sanches, who was also wanted by Manchester United, in a deal which could rise to €45m.
Carlo Ancelotti takes charge at the Allianz Arena this summer, when manager Pep Guardiola joins Manchester City.
Hummels started his career at Bayern, playing one Bundesliga match in 2007, before moving to Dortmund. His final appearance for Dortmund will be against Bayern in the German Cup final on Saturday, 21 May – if selected.
The clubs have agreed a “silence” over the fee.
Portugal international Sanches, who had a medical on Monday, has also signed a five-year deal with Bayern, who won the German title for a record fourth year in a row this season.