18 Dec Manchester United snubbed again
Manchester United have seemingly been snubbed again after Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller signed a new six-year deal until 2021 at the Bundesliga giants.
Muller has been linked with a possible switch to Old Trafford despite his existing Bayern deal not ending until 2019.
The 26-year-old has won four Bundesliga titles and the Champions League and spoke of his ambition of winning further silverware with the Bavarians.
He told the club’s official website: “I have the feeling and am convinced that FC Bayern can play very successful football over the next few years. I’m proud and delighted about extending my contract.”
Muller scored has 20 goals in 25 games for Bayern and is exactly the type of striker Man Utd are looking for having found goals hard to come by with just Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney as striking options.
United reportedly had a £60 million knocked back by the Bundesliga giants in the summer.
Meanwhile, Jerome Boateng, Javi Martinez and Xabi Alonso committed their futures to Bayern, with Boateng and Martinez signing new six-year deals and Alonso penning a contract until 2017.
“We’re delighted these important players have made long-term commitments,” FC Bayern München chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.
“Thomas, Jerome and Javi know how to win trophies, including the Champions League. They will add quality and stability to our team in the long run.”