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Transfer Balls: Manchester United’s £120m For Thomas Muller (but not Toni Kroos)

by | 2nd, July 2015

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Transfer Balls: The Daily Express says Manchester United have offered a package worth £120m for Bayern Munich’ Thomas Muller. But it wasn’t enough. Muller, says the Express , has “snubbed” Man United. The news:

MANCHESTER UNITED boss Louis van Gaal is bracing himself for more transfer frustration after making a £50million bid to sign Thomas Muller.

They did?

When asked about United making an offer for him, Muller – who was introduced to the Bayern team by Van Gaal – told Sport Bild he was flattered but then suggested he wanted to stay with the German giants. “When you get an offer you consider it automatically,” he said. “A request by a big club is an honour and appreciation that your output was good. But I feel fine at Bayern and my contract runs until 2019. There is nothing more to say about this speculation.”

Nothing more to say. But the Express says plenty. In January 2015, the Express reported:

MANCHESTER UNITED are on red alert after Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller was offered to Real Madrid for £45m.

He was?

…reports in Spain suggest that Muller is now open to a change of scenery, and it isclaimed that the player’s agent has been in touch with Real.

Sources cited: none. Quotes from agent: none.

…it is thought that the Spanish outfit are Muller’s first choice when it comes to a new club…

So. Manchester United were on “red alert” for a player who was not for sale and who wanted to play in Spain?

But United could yet try and get in on the action if Muller is genuinely available.

Or as Muller said:

“I had just renewed my contract [until 2019], and Bayern were clear that they saw my future here. The decision for me was an easy one.”

And there was the Metro , which reported in May 2014:

Thomas Muller ‘wants to join Louis van Gaal at Manchester United’

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