Torino’s Immobile close to finalizing transfer move to Borussia Dortmund

The 24-year-old Italian international looks ready to complete a move to the Bundesliga this summer.

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Torino striker Ciro Immobile has reiterated his move to Borussia Dortmund is a "done deal," saying he will soon put pen to paper on his contract.

Last month, Immobile – Serie A’s leading scorer — brushed off reports linking him with a move to Dortmund and insisted he is happy at Torino.

The 24-year-old scored 22 league goals last season and he is co-owned by Juventus — but has no interest in returning to play for them. But it now appears his future lies in Germany as he told Rai Sport: "It’s a done deal, I had already said a little while ago.

"I’m just waiting to sign the contract with Borussia Dortmund."

Earlier in the week, Mats Hummels’ father insists the Borussia Dortmund defender will not be leaving this summer.


Louis van Gaal’s appointment as the new United boss is set to spark a mass influx of talent at Old Trafford, with the Dutchman likely to be handed a substantial kitty with which to strengthen his squad.

There have been reports that Hummels is on van Gaal’s wishlist, with the outgoing Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand leaving a void at the heart of United’s defense. However, the 25-year-old’s father, and agent, insisted the Germany international is happy where he is, and has no plans to leave Dortmund this summer.

"I know Louis van Gaal from his time at Bayern Munich," Herman told talkSport. "He’s not contacted me about Mats moving to Manchester (United) though. I have heard some rumours but Mats is happy at Dortmund at the moment, and only thinking about the World Cup."