Transfer Balls: Manchester United In PR War Over Thomas Müller Marco Reus Debacle
TRANSFER Balls: Did Manchester United bid for Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller and his German compariot Marco Reus?
The Guaridan says they did:
The Muller news coems from an interview with Bild.
Asked by Bild if the 20-times champions had been close to signing him, Müller said: “Of course. I was aware that I could earn more by making that transfer. The amount that foreign clubs were offering me was astronomical. But Bayern are my club, a change was not an issue for me.”
As for Reus, Atlético Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says:
“I don’t know where the Marco Reus rumour came from. It’s a player who, at this time, is impossible to us. Look, he had an offer for a lot of money from Manchester United and he has not gone. We will not sign him with a lesser offer.”
So. United flunked two big signings?
Yes, says the Telegraph:
And the Mail told us that Van Gaal wanted Muller:
Informed sources in Germany have revealed that Muller is the name at the top of Val Gaal’s wanted list and that he is the one manager the Germany striker would leave his home club for.
The Metro (yes, we know) went further:
German newspaper Bild today leads with the news that Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller wants to leave the Bundesliga champions to be reunited with the soon-to-be-confirmed United boss.
But a United spokesperson, reportedly, told the Guardian:
“It is not true that we made offers for either Muller or Reus at any stage.”
To which the Indy says:
The Indy’s Joe Krishnan wonders:
And the Daily Star (yes, we know) reported:
Germany forward Thomas Muller rejects Man Utd to pen new deal at Bayern Munich
Remember when Van Gal was going to get the greats:
Such are the facts…