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Bayern Munich insist Muller will not be sold despite Manchester United links

Bayern Munich have insisted that there is ‘no reason’ for them to be selling Thomas Muller in the upcoming January transfer market, despite Manchester United and Inter Milan having been linked with the forward.

The German has started just four of the serial Bundesliga winners nine league games this season, and has previously suggested that he would be open to a move away from the Allianz Arena should his opportunities not improve.

“If the coaching staff see me as a sub in the future, I will have to think about my situation,” he recently admitted. “I’m too ambitious to not do that.”

There had been reports in Germany suggesting that Bayern Munich would be open to letting the 30-year-old leave the club when the transfer window reopens in January, though sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has suggested that the former Germany international will be going nowhere.

“That’s a story you want to write [Muller being sold],” he told Sky Sport.

“We have two players out for months and you are trying to tell us to sell a player. There’s no reason for doing this.”

Both Manchester United and Inter Milan have been linked with the forward, as both sides look to pep up their attacking options for the second half of the season, United previously being linked with Muller during Louis van Gaal’s tenure at Old Trafford.

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