Manchester United 'lodged failed Thomas Muller bid last summer'

Germany forward Thomas Muller in action for his side during the international friendly with Italy on November 15, 2016
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Manchester United reportedly lodged a failed bid for World Cup winner Thomas Muller last summer.

Manchester United reportedly lodged an unsuccessful bid to sign Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller last summer.

Jan-Christian Dreeson, the Bundesliga club's financial partner, has told Bild that the Red Devils offered £85m for the Germany international.

"There really was such a thing," he said. "Then came a fax from England. For us, however, a sale of Thomas Muller was never discussed.

"If a player fits us, we would be stupid to give him a short-term prospect of a record profit and to weaken him."

Although United reportedly failed to land Muller, the club spent big last summer by recruiting Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan from a combined sum of more than £100m.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils have been linked with a big-money move for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann at the end of the season.

Ed Woodward and Bobby Charlton have a natter during the FA Cup game between Shrewsbury Town and Manchester United on February 22, 2016
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