Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has admitted that teammate Thomas Muller must be flattered by the interest being shown in him, reports ESPN.
Muller has been heavily linked with a big-money move to Premier League giants Manchester United in recent time, and Robben has insisted that it's always nice for a player to be wanted by a big club.
The Dutch international has, however, claimed that transfer interest doesn't necessarily mean Muller will depart the Bavarians in this transfer window, as he went on to claim that his teammate could stay on in the Bundesliga.
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Robben told reporters: "First of all, I am not sure if it really is true that Thomas Muller receives such an offer but in general it is always nice for a player when such a big club is interested," the Netherlands international told reporters. "We're all human and have feelings.
"Receiving such an offer is flattering but it doesn't automatically mean that you are leaving the club. I think the players like it here and Bayern is one of the biggest clubs in the world. I love it here.
"But it is always nice when other big clubs are interested -- you feel honoured. Sometimes then you choose to go, but sometimes you stay."
Huge United signing
There's absolutely no doubt about it, the signing of Muller really would prove an inspired one for Manchester United in this transfer window. At the end of the day, the Red Devils are in need of world-class striker addition, and the German international certainly fits the bill.
Still only 25, Muller is worth the money, and would only improve United as an attacking force. It's clear for all to see that United captain Wayne Rooney is in need of a strike partner, so the club's hierarchy should do all they can to secure the player's signature sooner rather than later.
Rooney is in need of added competition at Old Trafford, too, and a front four of Muller, the United skipper, Memphis and Juan Mata is something to really get excited about. There's a lot of work for the Manchester United hierarchy to do first, however.
United fans: Do you think Muller is a realistic target? Have your say below!