Bayern raise €18m offer in battle for United stopper target

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Bayern Munich have upped their offer from €18 million to €21 million in the pursuit of Manuel Neuer, as the star keeper fields increasingly enthusiastic interest from Manchester United.

Neuer has been a star keeper for Schalke this season, and with the German club sitting in the bottom half of the table in the Bundesliga, the 25-year-old is reportedly looking for an out to a club which can provide Champions League football.

Both Bayern Munich and Manchester United can offer that to Neuer, with United defeating Schalke 6-1 on aggregate, setting a new record for the amount a team has won on aggregate in a semi-final, in the Champions League this season.


While Bayern Munich have said that they will not be able to match Manchester United’s budget for the stopper, their commitment to paying £15.7 million for the Neuer’s services appears to be increasing, with the Daily Mirror reporting that the German giants have now raised their offer to £18.3 million.

Recently, the German outfit gave Manchester United a huge boost in their pursuit of Neuer, with Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge saying he didn’t believe an agreement would be reached for the star.

"I don't really think we are going to find a quick agreement [for Neuer],” Rummenigge said.

“And I am also not convinced that Bayern and Schalke will find a price which suits them both.

"We will have to wait and see - the transfer window is still open for four more months."

But with Bayern increasing their offer, Manchester United might yet stumble in their pursuit of the keeper, whose work Sir Alex Ferguson described as, “one of the best performances I've seen against Manchester United,” in the Champions League tie.

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