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One Of Bayern's Financial Partners Has Confirmed Manchester United's Huge Muller Offer

One Of Bayern's Financial Partners Has Confirmed Manchester United's Huge Muller Offer

The Old Trafford club desperately wanted the German forward

Joe Baiamonte

Joe Baiamonte

If reports are to be believed, Manchester United are poised to bring Antoine Griezmann to Old Trafford in the summer. However, according to one of Bayern Munich's financial partners, the Red Devils attempted to sign Thomas Muller before any attempts to sign Griezmann were made.

United were long linked with the German forward during Louis Van Gaal's reign as manager, but were unsuccessful in their attempts to lure him from Bavaria to the North West of England.

Offers of £65m were reported in various media outlets, but Muller remained at the Allianz Arena rather than following Bastian Schweinsteiger to Old Trafford.

Yet the fee originally reported may have been well wide of the mark, with Bayern's financial partner Jan-Christian Dreeson telling Sport Bild about just how incredible United's offer for the World Cup and Champions League winning striker really was.

When asked if the offer was in the region of €100 million, Dreeson said: "There really was something like that.

"Then came a fax from England. For us, however, a sale of Thomas Müller was never discussed. If a player fits us, we would be stupid to give him a short-term prospect of a record profit and to weaken him."

Thomas Muller
Thomas Muller

The German forward has been on United's shopping list for some time, now. Image: PA

Muller's form has actually nosedived during the 2016/17 season, with the usually prolific forward enduring the worst season of his career, finding the net just once in 17 Bundesliga games and four times in 26 games in all competitions. It's been five years since Muller failed to hit at least 20 goals in a single campaign, yet it appears the 2010 World Cup Golden Boot winner is well on his way to breaking his four season streak of successfully hitting the 20 mark, this term.

Should a deal for Griezmann fall through for whatever reason, will Jose Mourinho be tempted to make a move for the Bavarian?

(H/T 101 Great Goals)

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Thomas Muller, Bayern Munich