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Bayern chief exec says Man United made record-breaking 'mad' bid for star

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge made the sensational claim today
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge made the sensational claim today

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has told German media about what he called a 'mad' bid by Manchester United for a Bayern Munich player last summer

The Bayern chief executive was speaking to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung about star midfielder Thomas Muller and his role at the German champions when he revealed a bold bid made by Manchester United last summer.

According to Manchester Evening News' translation Rumminigge said: "Thomas Muller came out of it [the youth academy]. [He is] born near Munich, formed here, the hero of the fans.

"We had a mad offer from Manchester United last year, which was not a topic for one second.

"We could have secured a world-record transfer fee."

The German international was linked with a switch to Old Trafford last summer and it seems those rumours were true, even if the bid eventually failed.

The current world record transfer is the €100,000,000 paid by Real Madrid for Gareth Bale in 2013.