Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed that he rejected a huge offer from a club believed to be Manchester United over a move to sign Thomas Muller, Daily Star reports.
The 25-year-old emerged as one of the top attacking target for manager Louis van Gaal in his efforts to add more options into his front line.
United have seen Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie, and Javier Hernandez all leave Old Trafford as they aimed to add the Germany international into the squad.
Rummenigge admitted that the interested party tabled a huge offer, but eventually turned it down and will also not likely allow his sale in the future.
“I’m talking about figures which were very high indeed,” he said.
“If I were a bank manager then I would have had to accept it.
“But as a football club we allowed ourselves to close the door on it, and this door is remaining closed. I can promise that to everybody.”
It was believed that Van Gaal was prepared to table a massive £73million offer along with a deal worth £250,000-a-week in wages to lure Muller to the Premier League.
However, after failing in their pursuit of the forward, they instead turned their attentions to the capture of Anthony Martial for £36million from Ligue 1 giants Monaco.