Chelsea & Manchester United transfer target admits he has some doubts about signing new deal

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Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller has admitted that while he is encouraged to sign a new contract with the Bundesliga giants, he still has some lingering doubts.

The news may be welcomed at both Chelsea and Manchester United, with the heavyweight Premier League pair reportedly keen on moving for Muller as a solution to their respective woes.

The Pensioners are enduring a miserable start to the season and, after four games, they sit 14th in the table—unfamiliar territory for the reigning champions.

They have won only four matches, losing a whopping seven, and have amassed only 15 points—14 less than leaders Manchester City. As such, Jose Mourinho may look to dip into the transfer market in January to transform his squad, with the Mirror suggesting that he may look to move for Muller.

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However, Manchester United have also been tipped to be planning a move for the attacker, with the Mirror [with quotes from Welt am Sonntag] noting that Louis van Gaal is keen to work once again with a player whose progress he oversaw during their mutual time together at Bayern Munich.

United have not been free-scoring so far this season, and indeed, their offensive options have occasionally let them down as they have bagged only 20 goals in 14 EPL games to date, 10 fewer than leaders City and less than all of their counterparts in the top five.

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Speaking at an event on Wednesday, as reported by Goal, Muller offered hope to both of the Premier League pair when discussing his ongoing contract negotiations with Bayern.

“There is no new update,” the World Cup winner began. “Many things encourage me to [sign a new deal], little things suggest not to.

“But that’s neither here nor there.”

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