Man United transfers: Bayern Munich rejected ‘very high’ Thomas Muller bid

Bayern Munich turned down a 'very high' bid for Thomas Muller this summer amid link to Manchester United

Bayern Munich rejected a “very high” bid for Thomas Muller during the summer transfer window, amid the reported interest in the World Cup winner from Manchester United.

The Red Devils were linked with a £45m bid for the Germany international as Louis van Gaal looked to further bolster his squad during the summer months.

United ended up signing French teenager Anthony Martial on deadline day in a big-money deal as the Dutchman added more firepower to his squad.

But the Red Devils could well have made a bid for Muller in the closing stages of the summer transfer window, as Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that the Bundesliga club opted to turn down a big-money offer for the forward.

Rummenigge told Suddeutsche Zeitung: “I’m talking about figures which were very high indeed.

“If I were a bank manager then I would have had to accept it, but as a football club we allowed ourselves to close the door on it, and this door is remaining closed. I can promise that to everybody.”

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Muller, 25, played under Van Gaal during the Dutchman’s spell in charge of Bayern Munich between 2009 and 2011.

United return to Premier League action against Liverpool at Old Trafford after the international break on 12 September.

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