Bayern's chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge claimed last week that the Red Devils had attempted to sign the Germany international during the summer and insisted the club had no intention of letting Thomas Muller leave, reported The Mail,
But the striker has now fanned the flames of speculation by admitting the money on offer in the English top flight makes a potential move “very tempting” – as reported by German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.
'Hypocrisy to deny money on my mind'
In a forthright interview the 26-year-old, who helped Germany win the World Cup in Brazil last year and has eight goals in as many games so far this season, told the paper: "In the end, we should not forget that playing football is our job.
"So people should accept that wages will always play a role in a player's decision-making.
"Of course, the wages that are being paid in the Premier League are very tempting.
"It would be hypocrisy to deny that."
Muller's words will be hugely encouraging for Manchester United and Louis van Gaal's side would be in pole position to capture their man should they wish to revisit a potential move in January.
They are already one step ahead of their rivals with Rummenigge admitting talks have already been held and bids made. Muller would also be linking up with former Bayern teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger at Old Trafford.
Arsenal: Second favourites
Arsenal did not sign a single outfield player in the summer much to the disdain of their fans.
Despite that, and a rocky start to the season, Arsene Wenger's side are sat in second place after eight games.
And having not spent in the summer they could also have the finances to pursue a January move for Muller who would team up with fellow German stars Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker at the Emirates.
Chelsea: Coming up on the rails
Chelsea too could offer Muller a potential London move and given their terrible start to the season may be looking to freshen things up with a marquee signing.
Jose Mourinho knows he needs a fresh impetus from somewhere and the hardworking German would fit well with the Portuguese's values as well as adding a killer goal threat to the West Londoners.
Manchester City: Powerful outsiders
Having spent over £100 million on the signings of Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bryne over the summer Manchester City seems Muller's least likely destination.
However, with Sergio Aguero suffering with injuries Manuel Pellegrini may look to reinforce his striking options and as everyone knows the Blues have the financial muscle to overpower the world's biggest clubs.
Liverpool: Dark horses
Liverpool could also enter the running now they have appointed Muller's fellow German Klopp.
The charismatic boss is a popular figure in Germany and could well sway Muller despite Liverpool's lack of involvement in the Champions League.