Bayern finance chief claims EUR100m Manchester United bid for Muller
Manchester United made an offer in excess of EUR100million for Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, according to the Bundesliga champions' executive vice-chairman.
United broke the world transfer record with their re-signing of Paul Pogba from Juventus for an initial fee of £89.3million and big spending has been a particular feature under Jose Mourinho and his predecessor Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.
Jan-Christian Dreesen, the executive board member who is oversees Bayern's financial affairs, told Sport Bild that Muller has also been on United's radar for a similar figure, even though the prospect of selling the 2014 World Cup winner was never seriously considered.
"There really was such a thing. A fax came from England," Dreesen said.
"For us, however, a sale of Thomas Muller was never discussed.
"If a player fits us, we would be stupid to take the short-term prospect of a record profit to weaken the team."
Muller is chasing a fifth consecutive Bundesliga title for Bayern this season but the 27-year-old has struggled for his best form under Carlo Ancelotti, scoring four goals in 26 appearances across all competitions and just one in Germany's top flight.