Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said that Manchester United are in regular contact over the potential of signing Thomas Muller, with Sport1 quoting the German supremo as stating that the skilful attacker is not for sale.
Following a fourth-placed finish in the Premier League last season, the Red Devils went on a spending spree over the summer in a bid to bolster Louis van Gaal’s contingent to fight for silverware in a number of competitions in 2015-16.
A plethora of world-class stars were linked with a move to Old Trafford, with the Red Devils adding six new faces to their squad in the summer window.
Muller was one of those rumbled as a potential target, especially after the English club had convinced the Bavarian giants to part company with Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Rummenigge has stated that United are still in contact with the current Bundesliga champions over the World Cup winner, but categorically denied that Muller was available for transfer.
“I am not a banker. We are a football club,” he is quoted as saying by German television station Sport1.
“That is why we never even considered selling Thomas Muller.
“I told my colleagues at Manchester United: “I cannot close down my email account, but you no longer need to send me anything. It is useless.”’
United found themselves top of the Premier League after seven games but were brought back down to earth with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Arsenal on Sunday.