Man United table £60 million bid for Thomas Müller

Manchester United have tabled a staggering £60 million bid for Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, according to the German publication Sport Bild.

Should the story be true, it would appear United is once again prepared to flex its financial muscle in the transfer market. Just last summer, the club broke the British transfer record fee when it acquired Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for £59.7 million.

The report from Bild also speculates United may have dropped its interest in Barcelona forward Pedro, even though reports from England have stated a deal for the Spain international is near completion after the player agreed to personal terms with the English side.

The news of United’s renewed interest in Muller comes after reports surfaced this weekend stating that the German international had decided he wants to join Louis van Gaal’s squad.

United were believed to have two bids for the German World Cup star rejected by Bayern Munich earlier this summer, with the Bundesliga champions emphatically stating they would not sell anymore players to the English side this summer – following the deal which saw midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger move to Manchester.

“There are players who don’t have a price tag,” declared Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “We would have lost our senses if we allowed such a player to leave.”

Regardless of the club’s stance, United have been given the green-light by Muller’s camp to table another bid, since the player has been convinced to move to England by his friend and former teammate, Schweinsteiger.

If a deal were to be agreed between the two clubs, United are reportedly willing to pay Muller £136,000-per-week.

However, it must be said that Bayern Munich have no need to sell the player for any amount. The club’s finances and global brand are rivaled by only the biggest clubs in Europe.

The likelihood that Bayern Munich would sell off perhaps its most prized asset is slim.

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  1. San Fransiscan August 18, 2015

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