Date: 16th February 2017 at 12:31pm
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Last night, as Bayern Munich crushed Arsenal 5-1 at the Allianz Arena, Thomas Muller came off of the bench to score the Bavarian clubs fifth goal and, effectively, end Arsenal`s Champions League hopes for another season.

Today, an interesting piece of news has come to light relating to Thomas Muller and a link to Old Trafford.

According to the media vehicle, ITV, Manchester United did make an approach for the 27-year-old striker.

However, that approach, made in the summer and said to be of the magnitude of £85 million, was rejected by Bayern Munich.

The inference, made by the Bavarian outfits chief financial officer, Jan-Christian Dreesen, implies a fax was received with the offer on but that Bayern didn`t want to weaken their side by selling the player, or as the man himself put it,

‘There really was such a thing. A fax came from England.

‘For us, however, selling Thomas Muller was never discussed. If a player fits here, we would be stupid to go for the short-term prospect of a record profit only to weaken him.’

We also suspect that if Bayern were to agree to the deal it would have been a huge wrench for Muller to leave the only club he has ever played for.

Muller came through the youth system at Bayern and made his debut in 2008 and has gone on to score 156 goals in all competitions.