According to Sport1, Manchester United are preparing a record a 100m bid for Bayern Municha s Thomas Muller just hours after Louis Van Gaal spoke about the arrival of a ‘surprise’ striker at Old Trafford this summer.

Adamant Louis Van Gaal Wont Shy Away From Breaking The Transfer Record For Thomas Muller

According to the report, Louis Van Gaal is adamant in his pursuit of Thomas Muller and is likely to pursue the Bayern Munich player despite the reported cost. Manchester United are preparing a a 100m bid for the German international in a deal that will break the record previously held by Manchester United after their successful pursuit of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid last summer.

Though Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has categorically denied the cluba s interest in cashing in on Thomas Muller, it seems that Ed Woodward, emboldened by his recent conquests, is working on a deal to bring the striker to Old Trafford this summer. This development comes hours after Louis Van Gaal explained that Manchester United could sign a a surprise strikera in the wake of the departure of Robin Van Persie and Radamel Falcao.

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‘We Will Not Be Selling Another Player to Manchester United’

Though Thomas Muller is not a traditional striker, he will prove to be an excellent acquisition for Manchester United if the German international were to follow in the footsteps of his idol Bastian Schweinsteiger who is currently touring with the likes of Wayne Rooney and David De Gea. As reported earlier, Muller was reported to have fallen out with manager Pep Guardiola during a training session following the summer break. Though Bayern Munich are keen to avoid a sale of Thomas Muller, a record bid of a 100m could bring the club to the negotiations table.

Louis Van Gaal To Poach Another Player From Bayern Munich?

Louis Van Gaal To Poach Another Player From Bayern Munich?

At the same time, Bayern Munich will be keen to avoid losing two of their star players to Manchester United in one summer. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had confirmed earlier that Bayern Munich had received no offers for Muller while making it clear that they were not keen on doing any more business with Manchester United.

“Bastian’s was a very special situation. I can reassure all the fans -we will not be selling another player to Manchester United.”