Tuesday 27 September 2016

Bayern Munich turned down 'very high' offer for Thomas Muller from unnamed English club

Published 04/09/2015 | 10:42

Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller was linked with a move to Manchester United
Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller was linked with a move to Manchester United

Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that the Bundesliga champions turned down a very large bid for German forward Thomas Muller over the summer.

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Rummenigge did not reveal where the bid came from, but both Manchester United and Real Madrid were heavily linked with a move for the 25-year-old and admitted that if he was a "bank manager" he would have accepted it.

"I'm talking about figures which were very high indeed," said the Bayern legend. "If I were a bank manager then I would have had to accept it.

"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."

That influx of money from next season is set to make the Barclays Premier League even more enticing when it comes to signing the top players in future.

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