The Germany international is a target for Manchester United but the Bayern Munich CEO is pleased to see that Premier League sides are unable to throw around their weight unchecked
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is adamant that reported Manchester United target Thomas Muller “is not for sale”, poking fun at Premier League sides for throwing around their money.
Ever-increasing television revenue has seen English teams attract a great deal of talent to the top flight this summer, including unexpected deals such as Xherdan Shaqiri’s move to Stoke City and Yohan Cabaye joining Crystal Palace.
And Rummenigge is amused by their persistence but still has no intention of letting go of the Germany forward.
“Muller is not for sale,” he told reporters. “Our English colleagues seem to be unable to spend all of their money.”
As well as Muller, United have pursued Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos this summer but the Spain international is set to sign a new contract at the Santiago Bernabeu. Manchester City, meanwhile, have seen their plan to sign Kevin De Bruyne from Wolfsburg drag out over the summer.
Bayern have also been linked to De Bruyne but Rummenigge is comfortable with their Bundesliga rivals’ declaration that the Belgian will not be sold.
“We won’t cause Wolfsburg any headaches,” he remarked. “Klaus Allofs said that it is 99.9 per cent sure that nothing is going to happen – and Bayern won’t get in at 100%.
“There might be English clubs who try their luck but it is nice to see that money isn’t everything – by which I mean Ramos, Muller, De Bruyne…”