Bayern Munich’s Thomas Muller has revealed that he would ‘automatically consider’ an offer from Manchester United this summer should the Red Devils make an approach for his services.
Sport Bild reporter Christian Falk revealed on Wednesday that the Red Devils had prepared a package – including a five-year contract for the 25-year-old – worth a total of €160m (£120m).
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) July 1, 2015
In further, perhaps exciting, news for Louis van Gaal – and Manchester United supporters – Muller has admitted that any offer he receives for his signature this summer will not be dismissed.
The striker has revealed that he feels honoured by interest from other clubs, as it means that he can be pleased with his performances on the pitch.
“When you get an offer you consider it automatically,” he began, speaking to Bild, as quoted by the Express.
“A request by a big club is an honour and appreciation that your output was good.”
Nonetheless, the Germany international also went on to say that he is settled with the Bundesliga giants, and hinted his commitment to his current contract, which isn’t set to expire for another four seasons.
“I feel fine at Bayern and my contract runs until 2019. There is nothing more to say about this speculation.”
In 42 appearances last term, Muller scored 21 goals and registered 13 assists in all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s side. However, while an impressive tally, with the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Mario Gotze and Arjen Robben to compete with in the starting line-up, a regular position at the Allianz Arena is far from guaranteed.
With Radamel Falcao having left Old Trafford in the summer following the expiration of his loan deal, and Robin van Persie, 31, reaching the twilight stages of his career, van Gaal appears to be in the market for a striker ahead of the 2015-16 campaign.
The Premier League giants have also been linked with a move for Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani, with the Telegraph suggesting that United are considering offering Angel Di Maria in a straight swap deal for the Uruguayan forward.