Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller has admitted that he thought about leaving the club in the past, amid Premier League interest in his signature.

The 27-year-old has been frequently linked with a move to the Premier League. Arsenal, Chelsea were linked in January, while Manchester United have had a long-term interest in him.

While Muller has remained loyal to Bayern, he admitted he thought about joining United in the past. “There was a point, two years ago, when this was an issue, when I thought about it,” Muller told Kicker via the Metro.

“But the club immediately supported me and told me I belonged here. When Bayern told me they needed me and how I am an important player, I did not have to think that much anymore.”

Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with a potential January move for Muller, with the German international currently not a regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s team. He struggled for form last season too.

Having scored 32 goals in all competitions in 2015/16 season, Muller bagged scored just nine goals last season, in Carlo Ancelotti’s first year in charge. That could suggest that not all is well between player and manager, I believe.

I feel it’s worth pointing out that Muller, as a Bayern academy product, is more likely to outlive Ancelotti at the club. There’s no immediate need to push his way out of Bayern. Whatever interest Arsenal have is also tenuous.

The Gunners might be able to afford him, but convincing him to take the step down to join us is another matter entirely.

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