Bayern stand firm but Man United refusing to give up on €70m Thomas Muller
United reportedly set to offer World Cup winner €10m-a-year to join the club
Manchester United are still hopeful of landing World Cup winner Thomas Muller despite Bayern Munich's insistence that the German is not for sale at "any price".
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, who gave Muller his debut at Munich, is keen to add to his options up front after the departure of Robin van Perise and the end of Falcao's loan deal with the club.
The Red Devils are expected to make at least one signing to bolster their attack before the close of the transfer window and reports in both Germany and England today suggest that a move is on the cards.
German sports magazine Kicker reports that the Premier League outfit are hopeful that a €70m bid will be enough to entice Bayern to sell the player who still has four years remaining on his current deal.
The Metro says United are willing to offer the versatile forward just short of €10m-a-year to come to Old Trafford, with wages of €225,000-a-week set to make him one of the highest paid players in the world.
Munich meanwhile are adamant Muller will not be leaving any time soon.
“Muller is not for sale. Our English colleagues seem to be unable to spend all of their money," Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern's German chief executive, said.
“It’s difficult. Everyone knows our old friend, Louis van Gaal. He is very stubborn in those things.
“Maybe he thinks that there is a price where Bayern will start to ruminate. There is no price, Thomas Muller has four years more on his contract.
"There is no one, not here or anywhere, who can explain to me why we should sell Thomas Muller.”