Agent: Manchester United wanted to sign Thomas Muller ‘at all costs’ this summer

by Ben Topliss

Agent Giovanni Branchini has revealed that Manchester United wanted to sign Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller “at all costs” this summer.

Muller was strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford as Louis van Gaal looked for a marquee signing.

There was speculation that Man United had a €100m bid for the German turned down by Bayern late in the transfer window.

Branchini admitted United wanted Muller but that it was never likely that Bayern would let him go.

“Manchester United wanted Thomas Muller at all costs,” he said.

“I’ve spent days trying to explain Bayern Munich would never let him leave – so in the end they changed their mind.”

Muller is Bayern through and through and it is highly unlikely that he would ever want to leave the German club. Although United should always be aiming to sign the world’s best players, they will have to be a little more realistic when it comes to their targets next summer.

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