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Thomas Muller is not for sale, according to Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
As per Sport Bild, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have all shown interest in the German international. Muller’s time so far at Bayern Munich has not been rewarding with him scoring just five league goals, a particularly low total in comparison with spell in other clubs.
This was mostly as a result of the fact he did not get much playing time as he would like, managing 800 minutes less than he did in Guardiola’s last term, but nevertheless, the club’s hierarchy have insisted they would not be selling him.
CEO Rummenigge said: “Both the club and Thomas agree on the assessment of last season – it wasn’t a good one. Thomas is still not for sale because he’s a perfect fit for Bayern. This is not a matter of discussion.”
The question of whether James Rodriguez was signed to replacement Thomas Muller in the team was asked manager Carlo Ancelotti, but he dismissed the suggestion.
Ancelotti pointed out that James could be deployed to the same positions as Thiago, Robben and Ribery too, and that he hadn’t been signed to replace anyone, just to add depth to the squad.
The links to Arsenal were likely farfetched anyway, given the number of forwards Arsenal already have, let alone the Gunners’ interest in Thomas Lemar. Muller would also cost a tidy sum.