Man United record bid for Champions League star who would ‘consider’ move – all the latest Muller rumours

first_imgPrior to Manchester United’s second game of their US pre-season tour, against San Jose Earthquakes, Louis van Gaal sent the internet into overdrive.He suggested the club were in talks to sign a player but refused to give any information on the identity of United’s latest transfer target – who was promptly dubbed the ‘mystery striker’.Social media linked the club with every striker under the sun, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Karim Benzema, Fernando Llorente, Pedro and Thomas Muller.Reports have been mixed on the deal with Muller, some denying any bids at all and others confirming British records.Click the arrow above, right, as talkSPORT investigates the latest updates on the forward. BILD claim Manchester United have €100m bid for Muller rejected – get the full story, below, then click right to see what the British press had to say on the matter! – Reports coming out of Germany seemingly unmasked the mystery ‘striker’, as German newspaper BILD revealed Muller to indeed be the focus of Van Gaal’s affections. They said the Red Devils had bid a British record €100m (£70.5m) but that the Bavarian club do not need the money and the approach was quickly rebuffed. 5 Van Gaal says United are close to a ‘surprise’ signing, but is he a striker? Read all about it, below, then find out about Man United’s reported mega money bid for Muller by clicking the arrow above! – “He’s in the process,” Van Gaal said of his mystery man. “It’s not the striker that the media has written about. You will have to wait and see.” This cryptic message set alarm bells ringing as ever striker at Europe’s top teams were debated and assessed. The Guardian’s Jamie Jackson told talkSPORT the player would consider a move – Speaking on the Alan Brazil Breakfast Show, Jackson was adamant Muller was Van Gaal’s top target and that should an offer be accepted, the German would be open to a move to Old Trafford. He said the only stumbling block would be Rummenigge’s claims that Bayern would not sell another star to Manchester United. 5 MEN say there has been no bid for Muller from United – details below, then click right to see what Bayern’s chief had to say about United’s reported interest – However, back in England, Manchester Evening News denied there had been a record bid for the World Cup winner and that their counterparts in the German media had got the wrong end of the story. Van Gaal also denies ever saying it was a striker who was the ‘surprise’ signing, but refuses to elaborate any further after the 3-1 victory with San Jose. 5 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge calls Muller “priceless” – all you need to know, below, then click right for reports that Muller himself fancies a Manchester move – It was thought Rummenigge rejected Wenger’s advances for the job 5 5last_img