Thomas Muller
Manchester United are preparing a massive £71.9m bid for the German superstar.Reuters

Manchester United are desperate to sign a specialist striker for the ongoing season and thus are still in pursuit of the Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller.

The summer transfer window will close on Tuesday and Red Devil will need to hurry if they really want this world class forward from Bayern Munich. 

According to Daily Star, United have placed a huge bid of £71.9 million for the German international. But Munich is unlikely to sell the talented player as they have rejected two bids from United prior to this. 

Last week, The Sunday Express had reported that Muller wants to follow Bastian Schweinsteiger's footsteps and make United his new club. However, reports in Germany suggested that Munich are wary of Red Devils chasing one of their most valued player and have decided to hand him a new contract with higher wages. Currently, Muller earns around £110,000 per week and this could see a steep rise following United boss Louis Van Gaal's interest.

On the contrary, Bayern Munich captain Philip Lahm has rubbished rumours of Muller heading to Old Trafford this summer, saying Mueller will stay with the Allianz Arena for this season. 

"Thomas is one of those role models you can't just attach a price-tag to. He lives and breathes Bayern Munich. He is a very, very important player for us. There shouldn't be a concern about Bayern's identity. Look at the team: Thomas Muller, Holger Badstuber, David Alaba, me - all from the youth team. 

"We have Manuel Neuer, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, who have been here so long that their hearts practically beat red," Lahm was quoted as saying by the German newspaper Munchner Mekur on Monday. 

If Muller refuses to join United, he will add to their target list that they have missed this summer. Last week, Pedro Rodriguez joined Chelsea from Barcelona and Nicolas Otamendi joined Manchester City from Valencia and surprisingly, both these players were very much present in Van Gaal's target list. 

"There are some players who just don't have any price tag. We would be out of our minds to sell Muller. I have the feeling that Thomas is at Bayern for life and will never leave," Bayern Munich CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told reporters. 

Meanwhile, United are also in pursuit of Barcelona superstar Neymar Jr. Reports suggest that they are likely to place a bid worth £165 million. 

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