Thomas Muller to ask Bayern Munich for January transfer as Premier League clubs eye swoop

Thomas Muller could be at the centre of a Premier League transfer tussle in January as he considers quitting Bayern Munich.

The German forward, 30, has been an integral member of the Bayern first-team set-up for 11 years, helping the German giants to eight Bundesliga titles, five German Cup triumphs and the 2013 Champions League crown.

However he has fallen behind Barcelona

loanee Philippe Coutinho in the pecking order this season and has started the last five matches on the bench.

That has led to uncertainty over his future in Munich and Bild report that Muller has decided to leave after growing tired of a lack of playing time under current boss Niko Kovac.

Thomas Muller faces an uncertain future at Bayern Munich
(Image: REUTERS)

His current contract runs until the end of the 2021 season and it remains to be seen what price Bayern will demand for the forward should they agree to his demands.

But Premier League clubs will no doubt be on red alert, with Manchester United previously linked with a big-money move for the talented goalscorer in 2014 and 2015.

Former Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal was willing to break the club’s transfer record to sign Muller but Bayern stood firm and were understood to have turned down bids of around £80million.

Muller (second left) has started the last five games on the bench
(Image: REUTERS)

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Arsenal have also been long-term admirers of the striker, who has scored 38 goals in 100 appearances for the Germany senior team.

And Bild also report that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was keen on signing Muller in 2017 but Bayern refused to listen to offers at the time.

With United in particular keen to strengthen their attacking ranks after a miserable start to the season, they could well return for a fresh offer when the transfer window reopens early next year.

Kovac recently suggested that Muller is no longer a guaranteed starter and said: “When there’s need, he’ll get his minutes.”

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