- Bayern Munich chief financial officer says a bid for Muller was rejected
- Manchester United bid 100 million euro (£85m) for the German striker
- Bayern rejected the bid because they see Muller as a long term investment
Bayern Munich's chief financial officer Jan-Christian Dreesen says a 100 million euro (£85m) offer for Thomas Muller from Manchester United was rejected.
The 27-year-old Germany forward, a World Cup winner in 2014, was of interest to United but Bayern rejected the bid as they did not want to "weaken" Muller.
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In an interview with Sport Bild on Tuesday, Dreesen said of the enquiry from Jose Mourinho's Premier League side: "There really was such a thing. A fax came from England.
"For us, however, selling Thomas Muller was never discussed. If a player fits here, we would be stupid to go for the short-term prospect of a record profit only to weaken him."
United did not get their man but re-signed Paul Pogba for 105m euros (£89.3m), and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitarayan.
Muller is the product of the Bayern youth system. He has scored 156 in all competitions for the Bavarians since making his senior debut in 2008.
He was on target as Bayern defeated Arsenal 5 - 1 in their Champions League round of 16 first leg tie.