Man Utd have reignited their interest in Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, according to latest reports. Spanish publication Fichajes claims that the Red Devils have launched another mega-money bid to lure him away from the Bundesliga giants, after failing to sign the German international in summer.
Judging by the club’s and player’s comments from October, a move looks unlikely for Muller, but Louis Van Gaal is desperate to add a goalscorer to his squad.
Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, back in October, suggested United officials to stop approaching the German club for the transfer of Muller and also revealed that Munich turned down a huge deal for the player from United in summer.
“I am not a banker. We are a football club,” Rummenigge told German television station Sport1. “That is why we never even considered selling Thomas Muller.”
“I told my colleagues at Manchester United: ‘I cannot close down my email account, but you no longer need to send me anything. It is useless.'”
“He’s under contract for another four years,” said Rummenigge.
“He’ll stay – no matter what is offered. There is no price I would even start considering it.”
Following Rummenigge’s comments, Muller re-iterated club’s stance and confirmed that leaving Bayern Munich is out of the question.
Muller told The Mail On Sunday: “That was well said. I had to laugh about that. It was good. The club, as Rummenigge showed, denied [the bid] straight away, so it’s not up for discussion.
The 26-year old’s current contract with Bayern Munich runs until 2021.
Muller rose through the club’s youth ranks and made his senior debut in 2009. He has scored 14 goals in 18 league appearances this season.