Tuesday 17 July 2018

'Muller has no price tag' - Bayern issue hands off warning after United make €85m offer

Thomas Muller is a wanted man
Thomas Muller is a wanted man
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Bayern Munich sporting executive Matthias Sammer has moved to end speculation that striker Thomas Muller will be allowed to join Manchester United, as he insisted no offered will tempt the German champions to consider a sale.

The latest reports suggest United have lodged a bid of €85m to sign Muller, with German newspaper Bild giving the story prominence on the front page of their publication today.

Yet after CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stressed earlier this summer that Muller would never leave Munich and United had no chance of signing him, Sammer has now backed up those comments.

"Rummenigge was right when pointing out that he is a player who has no price tag," stated Sammer in a comment published in Bild, amid rumours that Muller wants to make the move to United.

United tried to sign Muller following Louis van Gaal's arrival as manager last summer, so it is no surprise that they have returned to Bayern in a bid to sign the player a year later, but it looks like their bid will fail to produce reward.

Read more: Man United lodge €85m bid for Thomas Muller - German reports

Meanwhile, Barcelona forward Pedro will end speculation over his future by the end of this week, with United still very much the favourites to secure his signature.

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea are believed to have entered the race to sign Pedro in the last 24 hours, with United haggling over the £22m price tag Barcelona have inserted into the contract of their back-up attacking star.

Yet reports in Spain this morning suggest Pedro will join United and has been told that he can wear the No.9 shirt that was vacated by Radamel Falcao after his departure from Old Trafford earlier this summer.

Read more: Chelsea make late attempt to snatch £22m Pedro from United and prepare fourth John Stones bid

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