The Daily Mail has chipped in with a report that Premier League club Manchester United believe they can land Thomas Muller and are confident the Bayern Munich star would want to enter into talks with them if the Bundesliga champions permit him.
Muller has constantly been linked with a move to United even before the 20-time Premier League champions signed his friend and former club mate Bastian Schweinsteiger this summer. More recently, Muller’s transfer to Old Trafford has been much discussed amid talks of a fall-out with manager Pep Guardiola.
After Man United and Bayern announced they have agreed the transfer of Schweinsteiger, the BuLi giants immediately followed with a statement of assurance to their fans that none of their stars would be leaving for Old Trafford anymore this season.
Meanwhile, Guardiola and club’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge are of contrasting views regarding the transfer. While the former Barcelona boss would want to cash in on Muller, Rummenigge has maintained a resolute stance against selling the 25-year old.
As per the Mail, the Red Devils are increasingly certain that Muller would be interested in negotiating with them, and would be willing to cough up a fee as huge as £60m for the player’s services. Yesterday, German magazine Kicker also revealed that United are prepared to offer Muller €194,000 weekly package if he agrees to join them.
Muller – who has reportedly disclosed to friends he fancies a move to Old Trafford – is a popular figure at the Allianz Arena. Famed for his potent goal-scoring record, the Germany international scored two goals for Bayern as they demolished Hamburg in their opening fixture of the new Bundesliga campaign last weekend.
Joining United would see Muller’s weekly wages enjoy a hefty rise, but Rummenigge is still adamant the club’s coveted forward is not for sale. But if Bayern change their stance, the Manchester club are sure the German ace would be a Red Devil.
Muller scored 13 goals last season and averaged 61 percent shot accuracy in the league (via Squawka).