Manchester United made two sizeable offers of £55million and £65m in an attempt to sign Thomas Muller from Bayern Munich this summer, according to SportBild.
The German sports magazine is currently running a feature on the deadliest goal-getters in Champions League history, which takes into account both goals and assists.
Muller, unsurprisingly, makes the cut with 30 goals and 14 assists good enough for 12th place and number one amongst Germans.
SUBMIT AN ARTICLE
Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250 word test article: https://gms.to/haveyoursay5
Having come through the youth system at Bayern Munich and having also starred in last summer's victorious World Cup campaign in Brazil, it is with no surprise that Germany's football scene is feeling an immense amount of pride towards the 26-year-old.
There is also, according to SportBild journalist Christian Falke, mention of the two offers from Manchester United that we promised you. Yes, GiveMeSport delivers on its promise yet again.
And here it is...
Strikers were in short supply this summer, which is always a problem when demand is so high. Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United all needed reinforcements up front, but none really found what they were looking for.
Brendan Rodgers went for the 'see what sticks' approach, signing the best of the rest from the Premier League's smaller clubs while Arsene Wenger refused to play the game at all.
Having seen their huge bids for Muller rejected, Louis van Gaal and Ed Woodward went elsewhere, instead forking out an excessive £36million to sign the relatively unknown teenager Anthony Martial. However, having scored four goals in four games, the Frenchman could turn out to be a bargain.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms