Bayern Munich CEO claims Manchester United offered them 'mad' world record transfer fee
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has told German media about what he called a 'mad' bid by Manchester United for a Bayern Munich player last summer
The Bayern chief executive was speaking to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung about star midfielder Thomas Muller and his role at the German champions when he revealed a bold bid made by Manchester United last summer.
According to Manchester Evening News' translation Rumminigge said: "Thomas Muller came out of it [the youth academy]. [He is] born near Munich, formed here, the hero of the fans.
"We had a mad offer from Manchester United last year, which was not a topic for one second.
"We could have secured a world-record transfer fee."
The German international was linked with a switch to Old Trafford last summer and it seems those rumours were true, even if the bid eventually failed.
The current world record transfer is the €100,000,000 paid by Real Madrid for Gareth Bale in 2013.