Philipp Lahm not worried about Thomas Muller exit but insists ‘you can never give a guarantee’

by Ben Topliss

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has insisted he is not worried about Thomas Muller moving to Manchester United, although he admitted that “you can never give a guarantee” in football.

Muller has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford for a number of weeks, with reports on Monday suggesting that Man United had a €100m bid for him rejected.

United have already taken Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern this summer and it is unlikely that they will let go of another club stalwart.

Lahm revealed he can “imagine anything happening” but stopped short of suggesting that Muller will go to United.

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“In football you can imagine everything. It’s not my decision. In football, it goes so, so quickly. It’s not always only up to the player. There are clubs who get players, players go,” he said.

“In football everything goes very, very quickly. I think you can never give a guarantee that it will work like this or like that. As a result, I certainly can’t give any guarantee for Thomas Muller or talk about whether I can imagine [him leaving]. You can always imagine anything happening.”

“We’re still a top club that every year, or in the last few years, has made at least the Champions League semifinal. We have a top team that’s very well-equipped this year as well and that can challenge on all fronts.

“So you don’t have to be worried about anything. And I’m definitely not worried about Thomas — I don’t think we’re going to let him go.”

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It’s hard to see Muller actually leaving Bayern but, like Lahm says, anything can happen.

After all, the majority of fans may have dismissed the idea of Schweinsteiger, Robin van Persie or Angel di Maria in a United shirt. There is still a long way to go in the transfer window and there is no doubt that this particular saga will rumble on for a while yet.

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