Thomas Muller admits he is aware of reports linking him with a move to Barcelona, but at the same time, has taken them with a pinch of salt.
The 24-year-old is regarded as one of European football’s top players, and has already achieved so much in his short career. Capped 47 times by the German national side, he has spent his entire professional life at Bayern Munich, for whom he has helped win the UEFA Champions League, two Bundesliga titles and two DFB-Pokal Cups.
Although the forward, who has scored 20 goals and assisted 11 more in 31 games this season, is under contract until 2017, he has been linked with a move to Barcelona at the end of the term. Muller admits he is aware of this speculation, but he also claims there has been interest in him in the past, much of which has equated to nothing.
“Has an offer been made for me? I don’t think Bayern would be able to confirm and I cannot add anything about it either,” he told TZ. “I heard about the article saying Barcelona want me. I can imagine that my agent has received a few approaches for me over the past few years, but that does not automatically mean there’s serious interest.”
With Bayern unlikely to be caught in their defence of the Bundesliga title – they are currently 19 points clear of second-place Bayer Leverkusen – they are also on track to retain the treble they won under Jupp Heynckes last season. Pep Guardiola’s side are in the last four of the domestic cup, and next month welcome Arsenal to the Allianz Arena for a last 16 Champions League clash in which they lead 2-0 from the first leg.