Manchester United have not made attempts to sign Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller or Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus this summer, according to an official club spokesperson.
The Guardian's Manchester football correspondent Jamie Jackson posted a quote on Twitter from a Red Devils chief on Wednesday afternoon, whereby they deny all recent rumours of alleged bids coming out of Old Trafford.
"It is not true that we made offers for either [Thomas] Muller or [Marco] Reus at any stage," a spokesperson said.
Louis van Gaal is known to be in the market for new players between now and the close of the transfer window, prompting a flurry of stories linking Manchester United with a host of top European players.
The Daily Express reported this morning that Van Gaal had given the green light to a £35 million bid for 24-year-old Muller, carrying quotes from the Germany international who intimated that he turned down more money from the Premier League giants to remain at the Allianz Arena.
Muller penned a new five-year contract with the Bavarian club in June, after declaring that his heart remains in Munich where he'll continue to play under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo told Spanish radio station Onda Cero that Reus also rejected a move to Manchester United this summer.
The 25-year-old - who missed the World Cup in Brazil due to injury - is regarded as one of the Bundesliga's top talents, and Sky Sports reports how he too shunned the opportunity to link up with Van Gaal at Old Trafford.
Reus, who is valued at £27.9 million, has been heavily linked with a move away from the Westfalenstadion this summer after turning down the offer of a new contract with Dortmund.
CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke proved unconvincing when recently questioned about the player's long-term future, seemingly refusing to rule out the possibility of the vice-captain being sold before the transfer deadline on September 1.
However, what's clear is the fact that Manchester United are not one of the club's to have bid for Reus or Muller - in a combined deal that would amount to almost £63 million.
One player that the club are close to capturing though is Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo, who touched down in England earlier today to undergo a medical and sign a five-year contract with the club.
The Argentina international will represent the Red Devils' third major signing of the summer, but it remains to be seen whether they'll complete any more deals between now and the end of the window in a little under two weeks time.
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