Bayern Munich chief executive officer Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that the German giants turned down a world-record transfer fee for Thomas Muller from Manchester United last summer.
The Red Devils have been undergoing a transformation since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, with a number of ambitious moves in the transfer market made in an attempt to get back to the glory days.
United were being touted as suitors of Muller last summer, with the German attacker widely regarded as one of the best players on the planet.
Rummenigge has stated that the World Cup winner is an essential player for Bayern and as such even a massive offer from the English side was rejected.
“We had a mad offer from Manchester United last year, which was not a topic for one second,” he told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“We could have secured a world-record transfer fee.”
United are expected to busy again this summer as Jose Mourinho looks to add quality to the squad he has inherited at Old Trafford, with plenty of money set to be spent by the Red Devils.
Muller is a product of the Bayern youth academy and will feature for Germany at this summer’s Euro 2016 competition in France.