Munich likely to sell to United

During the summer, there were several reports that Manchester United were trying to sign key Bayern Munich players like Toni Kroos and Thomas Müller in one single go. The Premier League outfit have an incredible financial muscle due to a raft of commercial deals in the last few years. They are only second to Real Madrid when it comes to the overall revenue, which easily crosses more than £ 400 million per season. Despite the overwhelming popularity of Bayern Munich, they simply cannot come close to the English club in terms of finances.
It was heavily speculated that Müller and Kroos will be reunited with new United manager Louis van Gaal, who managed Bayern Munich for a couple of years. The move never materialised with only Kroos being the high-profile departure from Munich this season. The 24-year-old German international joined Real Madrid for a fee of £ 25 million since he had only one year left on his contract. Müller recently revealed that he never came close to joining United contrary to rumours. Ahead of the Champions League match with Manchester City, Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola says that he club like United cannot afford the massive transfer fees of Bayern Munich players.
"[United] didn't have enough money. I saw they spent a lot of money. It’s good for my friend Louis. It’s part of the game. All of the clubs in the world want the players of another club. It depends on the player. If the player wants to play he will play. If he wants to stay he will stay. [Their decline] is a good lesson for the big clubs. They think: ‘We are unbeatable and strong’ and they are not here. Maybe the next season they are out,” said Guardiola about the decline of United in the last 18 months.

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