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Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller 'wants to join Manchester United'

Because of the chance to move away from Pep Guardiola, and earn more money, Thomas Muller has told friends he is open to a move to Manchester United, according to reports.

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The Sunday Express have linked Manchester Untied with Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller. It's quite hard to work out just how a British journalist has access to Muller's friends, but apparently he's told them that he'd be interested in  a move away, such is the potential increase in his wages.

It's not just wages which would make Muller open to a move to England, but his relationship with Pep Guardiola. Guardiola seems to fall out with most of his players these days, and Muller is no exception. This means that while Muller is happy to try working for another boss, Guardiola is also open to a sale, should Bayern receive a bid of a sufficient size.

United's second bid was around £50 million, which is not enough to tempt the German side, but there's a chance that despite the reasons for the move to happen, there's one factor which will stop the move at almost any price. Bayern president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is supposedly viewing the transfer as a test of strength between the already rich Bundesliga, and the even more super-rich Premier League. That means he may reject almost any bid of any size in order to make a stand.

While this report can be viewed sceptically, it does fit into a pattern of United being desperate for a new forward, and more specifically, a famous player to impress everyone (the sponsors). With two weeks left of the transfer window, expect further, similar stories to crop up.