Bayern Munich star Philipp Lahm revealed he cannot confirm that team-mate Thomas Muller will be staying at the club this summer, according to reports from the London Evening Standard.
Muller has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks, with a £70million offer reportedly made to the Bundesliga champions.
United manager Louis van Gaal seems intent on bringing some more of his former Bayern Munich players to Manchester after already sealing the deal for Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.
And amid all the speculation, club captain Lahm claims he can’t guarantee that Muller won’t follow ‘Schweini’ to the Premier League.
“It’s not my decision,” he said. “Things can happen very quickly in football.
“I certainly can’t provide any guarantee for Thomas Muller (staying).”
Despite the possible departure, the 31-year-old defender added that he doesn’t believe it will affect Bayern’s dominance of the German top flight.
We’re still a top club,” he said. “We’ve reached at least the semi-finals of the Champions League in recent years and we have a top team who would be playing at the top in any league.
“We certainly don’t need to have any fear.”
Van Gaal has previously mentioned that the club are closing in on the signing of a striker, but that it is not the name currently being circulated around in the media.
Muller made 48 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring 21 goals.