Mats Hummels insists he will only leave Borussia Dortmund for a club that has the same approach to the game as the German giants, with reputation and money not in his thinking.
World Cup winner Hummels remains persistently linked with moves away from the Westfalenstadion but has indicated he is in no hurry to leave Jurgen Klopp's side, despite being tipped as a long-term defensive target of Manchester United and Barcelona.
Having signed a new long-term contract at the club two years ago and receiving the captain's armband in the summer, the 25-year-old remains content with life at Dortmund.
But amid continued speculation over his future, Hummels insists only a club that can match his outlook on the game will have any chance of signing him.
"If a club with a bigger reputation than Dortmund were to make a move, but I don't like the way they play football, I wouldn't even consider a move," Hummels told Kicker, as quoted by Fox Sports.
"At Dortmund, the style of play is exactly like I want to play football."
Dortmund's attempts to challenge Bayern Munich at the summit of German football this season has already severely dented.
Injuries to the likes of Marco Reus, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Nuri Sahin, Jakub Blaszczykowski and the continued absence of Ilkay Gundogan have helped contribute to a miserable run of form that sees the club sat 13th in the Bundesliga having lost four of their opening seven games, the latest of which came at the weekend against Hamburg.
News that defender Marcel Schmelzer will miss four weeks of action after breaking his hand has added to the club's woes and Hummels insists their horrible luck cannot be ignored when considering the club's dismal start to the season.
"After this weekend's defeat versus Hamburg, you could say that we've really missed our start to the new season in Bundesliga," Hummels said.
"You always go through phases like this, so we shouldn't be driving ourselves crazy over it.
"In midfield alone, we are missing seven players due to injury. At some point, it is impossible to cope with this bad luck."