Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has claimed that he rejected a huge offer from an unnamed mystery club for Manchester United target Thomas Muller during the summer transfer window, according to the Daily Express.
United’s pursuit of the World Cup winner during the transfer window was well documented, with The Express claiming that the Bundesliga champions rejected a £60m approach from the Red Devils for his signature.
However, he was also linked with a switch to Real Madrid, after he revealed his desire to one day make an exit from the Alianz Arena (via Express).
But Bayern aren’t keen to see the 25-year-old move on just yet, and Rummenigge has stated (via Express) that he had to knock back a big money offer at one point.
“I’m talking about figures which were very high indeed. If I were a bank manager then I would have had to accept it,” he said.
“But as a football club we allowed ourselves to close the door on it, and this door is remaining closed. I can promise that to everybody.
“But one thing is for certain, in view of the increased television money in England things are not going to get any easier for Bayern in future.”
United were linked with a number of strikers throughout the summer, but ended up spending £36m on young Monaco forward Anthony Martial instead (via BBC).
Muller, though not an out-and-out striker, has still managed to chalk up 126 goals in 308 appearances for the club since making his breakthrough into the first team back in 2008/09.
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