The Metro is carrying a report that Bayern Munich goal poacher Thomas Muller – who is a Manchester United target – has admitted he is tempted by the lucrative offers being offered by English Premier League clubs.
Muller, 25, was ardently chased by United during the summer as boss Louis van Gaal was looking to secure a marquee signing before the close of the window, but Bayern rebuffed all approaches as they did not want to lose another of their coveted stars to the Old Trafford outfit, as Bastian Schweinsteiger had moved to Manchester earlier on in the summer.
Meanwhile, United have not stopped making enquiries for Muller, as Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the Mancunian Reds to stop bidding for the star last week.
Muller was handed his Bayern Munich debut by van Gaal during the Dutchman’s spell as boss at the Allianz Arena, and the manager is now desperate to make a re-union with one of his former charges, as per the aforementioned source.
It was claimed Muller told friends during the summer that he fancies a move to Old Trafford and now, the Germany World Cup winner – who has four years remaining on his contract at Bayern – has admitted that the wages being offered by Premier League clubs are really inviting.
“In the end, we should not forget that playing football is our job,” Muller admitted to Welt Am Sonntag.
“So people should accept that wages will always play a role in a player’s decision-making. Of course the wages that are being paid in the Premier League is very tempting. It would be hypocrisy to deny that.
“You have to look at the complete package to determine whether something’s right for you. What’s good for you one day will not necessarily still be good for you the day after.
“I know that a lot of German clubs are unhappy with the Premier League clubs’ spending, but I think it is something good for all the clubs in the end. It can only be a good thing for football when clubs invest so much money.”