Club fire warning shot at Chelsea and Man United; £88m target is ‘irreplaceable’

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According to reports from Goal, Bayern Munich director Matthias Sammer has described Chelsea and Manchester United target Thomas Muller as ‘irreplaceable’.

The 26-year-old is one of the most talented and unique attacking threats throughout world football, famed for his ability to perform well in any position across the middle or final third whilst producing a consistent supply of goals –  141 in 325 appearances for the Bavarians, to be precise.

Manchester United’s interest in the German international is no great secret, having reportedly seen a £88million bid rejected during the summer, whilst Chelsea have also been mooted as potential suitors over the last few days amid doubts over the future of struggling frontman Diego Costa.

The Chelsea report comes amid news that the 6 foot 1 forward is currently stalling on a contract extension at the Allianz Arena that would move his current terms to 2021.

But Bayern Munich are pulling out all the stops to ensure their World Cup-winning academy product doesn’t jump ship to the Premier League. Club legend Lothar Matthaus warned Muller against joining Chelsea and Manchester United earlier this week,and sporting director Matthias Sammer has followed up by dubbing him ‘irreplaceable’.

As quoted by Goal, he said; “Thomas is irreplaceable. He is an absolute role model for Bayern, a person everybody can identify with. Thomas knows what Bayern means and what this club represents. He is both confident and humble. A lot of teams would love to have a player like Thomas in their team. He is a real gem. We are pleased that he still has a lengthy contract with Bayern.”

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