Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that Bayern rejected an offer for Thomas Muller this summer.
Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that the German giants rejected a massive offer for reported Manchester United target Thomas Muller this summer.
It was claimed by the Manchester Evening News in August the Manchester United were considering, or perhaps even bid £60 million for the services of the Germany international forward.
Now Rummenigge has confirmed a bid was present, telling 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.”
United have been widely criticised for their transfer dealings in recent weeks. First of all there was the David De Gea to Real Madrid debacle.
On top of that there was the outrageous amount of money they have spent on bringing in Anthony Martial, an undoubtedly talented but inexperienced striker option, from AS Monaco.
Muller was the type of player that United fans would definitely have liked to see at the club. An integral part of both the Bayern Munich and Germany sides, his arrival would have given the club a real boost. He would also have been a perfect fit for the Louis van Gaal philosophy this season.
Unfortunately, this deal has not happened, and United will need to make do with what they have.