Manchester United's pursuit of Thomas Muller has been dragging on for what seems an eternity.
In recent transfer windows, the Red Devils have been continually linked with a move for the Bayern Munich forward with it always seeming unlikely a move would materialise.
Such was United and Ed Woodward's persistence in their chase of the World Cup winner, Munich's club president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge pleaded with the Old Trafford chief executive to stop sending him e-mails.
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Rummenigge also said that Muller represents the heart of the Bavarian club and would never be sold.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, the 26-year-old spoke about his future and said a move to Manchester United was 'not up for discussion'.
He said: "I heard what Rummenigge said and it’s nice for me to hear it.
"There are never any guarantees in football, but I do have a four-year contract and when I go on the pitch and hear fans shout my name, that’s something special."
When questioned on Rummenigge's remarks on Woodward, and a possible move to United, Muller said: "That was well said. I had to laugh about that. It was good. The club, as Rummenigge showed, denied it straight away, so it's not up for discussion."
Let's face it, Muller is never likely to move to United despite the lure of a big-money pay-cheque. Bayern are anything but a selling club and only part with players on their own terms.
Given Muller's upbringing in Bavaria, it seems unlikely he would ever force a move away from the German giants.
The Old Trafford club have the pulling power to attract some of the world's best talents, so would be best served to turn their attentions to a new target - just not Neymar.
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