German champions Bayern Munich are set to offer wanted versatile attacker, Thomas Muller a new deal in order to fend off interest from Manchester United according to German media source Bild via the Daily Express.
After United offloaded Robin van Persie, Falcao and Nani this summer, the Old Trafford club are currently light in attack with only Dutch youngster Memphis Depay coming in for the departed trio. Louis van Gaal is desperate to add a world class striker to his squad to help bolster his attacking options and ease the goalscoring burden on captain Wayne Rooney’s shoulders. It is on this premise that the Dutch tactician has targetted Bayern Munich attacker, Thomas Muller as a potential target.
The Old Trafford club has struggled to just two goals in their opening three Premier League games this campaign with an own goal courtesy of Tottenham’s Kyle Walker and Adnan Januzaj. With the club struggling for goals this term and looking to compete on many fronts, Manchester United have been credited with a failed £58 million bid (as per Sky Germany) for Bayern’s versatile frontman, Thomas Muller who can play as a striker or in the three man attacking band in LvG’s favoured 4-2-3-1 system.
With the Bavarians unwilling to lose their start man, they have moved to offer Muller improved terms on his current deal which he signed last summer in order to wade off interest from United.
A report from the Telegraph claim that United are set to test Bayern’s resolve with a new £60 million bid before the end of the current transfer window.