Chelsea and Manchester United close in on World Cup star

Reports are suggesting that Manchester United and Chelsea are back in the running to sign Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller.

Muller impressed greatly during World Cup 2010, playing a large role in a potent German offence that saw him pick up the Golden Boot award for the tournament, beating David Villa on assists.

The 22 year-old has made just over 80 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit, and has netted eight times in 22 appearances for the club.

However, Munich are reluctant to let their prized asset leave the club as they strive to return to supremacy in world football with the imminent introduction of Financial Fair Play (FFP)

They’ll also be hoping to go one better in the Champions League after making it to the final in 2010, only to get beaten by Inter.

Both Sir Alex Ferguson and Andre Villas-Boas are understandably attracted to Muller, who is a versatile asset that has a huge array of options in his arsenal.

The Pahl-born star can operate across the midfield line as a winger, playmaker or can even be used as an out-and –out forward.

Muller is also known to be happy with his current club but could open up to a Premier League move if the right incentives come his way.

Given his skill and potential resale value at the age of 22, the attacker wouldn’t be expected to part with the club for less than £25m, a hefty sum with FFP around the corner.


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