Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has done little to extinguish speculation about Thomas Muller’s future with the club amid suggestions the attacker is wanted by Manchester United. Muller is reportedly wanted by Louis van Gaal, and would be keen to join the Netherlands manager at Old Trafford.
Muller first established himself as a first-team regular with Bayern Munich when Van Gaal was manager and, it would appear, he enjoys a far better relationship with his former boss than he does with current coach Pep Guardiola.
The Germany international himself has refused to comment on the links with a Van Gaal reunion at Manchester United, and reports of his supposed unhappiness at the Allianz Arena persist. Rummenigge, meanwhile, claims to be unaware of Muller’s unrest and has told the player to seek face-to-face talks if he is considering his future in Munich.
“If a player does not feel comfortable with Bayern Munich, he must come to my office,” Rummenigge told Bild. “Then you have to talk about it.”
Van Gaal is expected to be announced as the next permanent manager of Manchester United later this week before he begins a pre-World Cup training camp, and is appointment will allow Ed Woodward to launch a more concerted effort to tie up proposed transfers.
Should Muller be among the genuine targets for Manchester United, the club will reportedly have to pay around £37 million in order to prise him away from Bayern this summer.