Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Juventus all made enquiries about Bayern Munich forward Thomas Müller this summer, according to reports in Germany.
As reported by Express, German magazine Sport Bild claim that the three clubs were all interested in buying the World Cup winner, if it did turn out that he was available. Müller’s time at Bayern seems to have turned into a bit of a rollercoaster at the moment, as he captained the side on the opening day, only to sit on the bench for the next game.
The previous season, Müller didn’t have a particularly good year by his standards, only scoring five league goals, although he picked things up in the second half of the season with nine of his 14 assists coming after the midway point. That wasn’t enough to stop a lot of speculation and questions about his future in the media, however.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Serie A champions Juventus were all believed to have made an enquiry about the German forward’s availability. But the reason a move didn’t materialise is that Müller reportedly wanted to remain in with the Bundesliga champions.
There’s never much of a shortage of trophies for Bayern, with their yearly league title often being accompanied by a domestic trophy, and the 27-year-old wasn’t keen on uprooting his family either. He may have felt he was better off staying at Bayern than leaving the Allianz Arena too.