Thomas Muller admits Premier League wages are attractive

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Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller has hinted he could be open to a move to England after admitting that the wages on offer in the Premier League are 'tempting'.

Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for Muller, to the point where Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has moved to urge the club to stop wasting their time by constantly enquiring over his services.

The 26-year-old has started the 2015/16 in inspired form with 13 goals in 14 appearances for club and country, and Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal would dearly love to be reunited with the player he managed during his time in charge at Bayern Munich.

While Muller says he is happy at the Allianz Arena, he admits the money on offer in the Premier League makes a move to England in the future viable.

"In the end, we should not forget that playing football is our job," he told Bild. "So people should accept that wages will always play a role in a player's decision-making. Of course, the wages that are being paid in the Premier League are very tempting. It would be hypocrisy to deny that.

"You have to look at the complete package to determine whether something is right for you. What's good for you one day will not necessarily still be good for you the day after. I know that a lot of German clubs are unhappy with the Premier League clubs' spending, but I think it is something good for all clubs in the end.

"It can only be a good thing for football when clubs invest so much money."


Muller's comments are likely to be well received at Old Trafford by Van Gaal, who could well launch another bid for the German international's services.

The striker is said to earn around £110,000-per-week with Bayern and Manchester United could easily double that figure; current leading forward Wayne Rooney is said to be on £300,000-per-week at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal was criticised for not bringing in a direct alternative for Rooney, although Anthony Martial, who can play up-front as well as out wide, has proved to be a more than an adequate replacement for the England international so far.

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