Transfer Balls: Manchester United’s £60m for Thomas Muller
Manchester United offered £60m for Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller. According to the Sun, it was only when the bid was rejected that the Red Devils turned to Anthony Martial, the 19-year-old they lashed out £36m on (rising to 57.6m with add-ons).
Bayern President Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has “revealed“:
“I’m talking about figures which were very high. If I were a bank manager I’d have had to accept it. But as a club we allowed ourselves to close the door on it, and this door is remaining closed. I can promise that. But one thing is for certain, in view of the increased TV money in England things are not going to get any easier for Bayern in the future.”
Presumably, this news was not revealed to the Sun when it appeared in the Manchester Evening News on August 18:
Manchester United have made a £60m bid for Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller, according to reports in Germany. Sport Bild are reporting United have offered the German champions €85m – nearly £60m – for the forward.
Such are the scoops.