Thomas Tuchel speaks out on Thomas Muller situation after Manchester United transfer link

Erik ten Hag wanted to sign Thomas Muller for Manchester United.

Thomas Tuchel speaks out on Thomas Muller situation after Manchester United transfer link
Manchester United failed with a move to sign Thomas Muller last year
Manchester United failed with a move to sign Thomas Muller last year (Getty)

Thomas Tuchel insists he wants Thomas Muller to remain at Bayern Munich beyond the end of the season.

Muller’s current contract expires next summer and the 34-year-old could end up leaving Bayern on a free transfer.

It’s understood that Muller has not begun talks with Bayern over a new deal, while the forward is expected to receive lucrative offers from the Saudi Pro League and Major League Soccer.

Manchester United could also revive their interest after Erik ten Hag failed with a move for Muller last January.

But Tuchel is keen for Muller to see out his career at Bayern.

‘Of course we want him on our team,’ Tuchel said.

‘It goes without saying that he wants to continue.

Thomas Tuchel says Thomas Muller is an 'icon' for Bayern Munich
Thomas Tuchel says Thomas Muller is an ‘icon’ for Bayern Munich (Getty)

‘He is in great shape, keen to train and play, he is a footballer through and through. Why shouldn’t he continue playing at the highest level?

‘Of course, we don’t know now what role he will have in the new season.

‘I see him very positively because he is someone who gives the team energy.

‘It’s only November now, so of course we can’t say how his role will develop, but he is a legendary player, an icon for our team and gets the maximum respect.’

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