Manchester United have been heavily linked with Bayern Munich’s German international Thomas Müller. The 25-year-old has been tipped to be the marquee name and the mystery striker that Louis van Gaal is aiming to bring at Old Trafford. There were reports in Germany, by tabloid Bild, that Manchester United have launched a mammoth bid of €100 million.
Rummenigge puts the rumours to bed
But the Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes the otherwise. Last week, while talking to media, he said that Müller will not be sold for any sum - no matter how large. While unveiling the signing of Arturo Vidal, Rummenigge was again firm that Müller will stay at Bayern.
Their CEO went on to say he has a "feeling" that he will stay with Bayern for life and "will never leave". The former Bayern player suggested that when he brings his playing career to a close, Bayern are keen to "integrate him into the club" in different role. He also gave Munich fans assurance that Müller is "totally comfortable" with the German giants.
The Bundesliga champions have already done some business with Manchester United this summer, as their midfield maestro Bastian Schweinsteiger left the club for Old Trafford after spending 17 years in Munich. While confirming Schweinsteiger’s departure he said that there will be no further business among the two European giants during this window.
Could van Gaal tempt Müller to work him again?
Van Gaal is in search of an attacking flair as Angel di Maria looks to be heading to Paris Saint-Germain. Earlier this week he earlier revealed that he craves a world-class attacking talent who can change the game with a moment of brilliance.
Müller was given the first team opportunity at Bayern Munich by van Gaal. So he certainly fits the way the Dutchman likes to play. Moreover, he is a versatile player who can play in any position across the front three. With the amount of achievements and accolades at the considerably young age of 25, Müller coud be the game changing signing that Manchester United are after.