German website Die Welt has asked Bayern Munich fans to vote on the transfer status of key stars linked with exits from the Allianz Arena this summer.
The results don’t make for good reading if you’re a Manchester United fan, with Thomas Muller considered priceless to those who took part in the only survey conducted by the site.
Muller is being linked with a move to Old Trafford in a potential £37 million deal with the German thought to be high on the list of the man United could appoint as manager; Louis van Gaal.
United need a top quality, aggressive, goalscoring midfielder to drive that part of their squad forward but any deal for Muller relies on too many variables at this stage of the season, before the World Cup and the opening of the next transfer window.
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has refused to rule out the sale of any player, suggesting that if they want a transfer they have to go to his office and ask for it.
It’s not just a Manchester United target who appears in this report, with Arsenal striker target Mario Mandzukic also on the list.
Mandzukic is considered replaceable by fans of the German champions, which suggests there wouldn’t be too much grief and upset should Bayern decide to sell the striker to Arsene Wenger this summer.
The most recent speculation has suggested that the Gunners are in the market for Newcastle United forward Loic Remy but Mandzukic would represent the big name, high profile signing that several Arsenal fans have been calling for throughout the season.
Javi Martinez also appears, linked with a summer return to Spain with Real Madrid thought to be interested.
Martinez is one that the site survey suggests Bayern need to keep, as he’s a versatile defensively minded player capable of playing multiple midfield roles as well as filling in for central defenders.
Should Real Madrid pull off a deal for Martinez then it could have knock on effects for Manchester United, who have a reported interest in Sami Khedira, or Chelsea, thought to be keen n bringing Luka Modric back to the Premier League.
Bayern’s players aren’t untouchable but based on this, it’s going to be difficult for any teams to get deals done.