Bayern Munich rule out Thomas Muller sale to Manchester United
Bayern Munich have dismissed the prospect of further players joining Manchester United after they agreed a deal for Bastian Schweinsteiger.
United manager Louis van Gaal is an admirer of Thomas Muller, who he coached during his two-year spell in charge at the Allianz Arena, but Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said there was no prospect of a transfer.
"Bastian's was a very special situation," he told Sport 1. "I can reassure all the fans -- we will not be selling another player to Manchester United."
He added: "We have never received an offer for Thomas Muller."
Rummenigge also talked at length about the decision to allow Schweinsteiger, 30, to leave after having spent his entire professional career with the club.
"I won't hide the fact that I'm wistful," Rummenigge told reporters. "I regret it. We tried to convince him to stay with Bayern, but I can also understand a player seeking to gain new experience at the end of his career."
He added: "It will be an interesting new challenge for Bastian, giving him renewed power. It's a decision that will be beneficial to him in his life. I'm convinced he'll play well there. The Germany squad will profit from that too."
The midfielder had held talks with Rummenigge to discuss his future.
"It was a very serious and thorough conversation -- we were very honest to each other," he said. "He told me he had thought about it during his vacation. He wants do to something new towards the end of his career.
"He asked me to grant him his request and agree transfer terms with Manchester United. It was not an easy decision made in five minutes."
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However, he said that reaching an agreement with United was "not very complicated," adding: "We found a very fair and appropriate solution."
Schweinsteiger will be allowed a testimonial at Bayern when he finally retires, and Rummenigge said: "Then we'll also consider whether there's a future, a second career for him at FC Bayern. The door is always open for him."
Schweinsteiger, who is due to undergo a medical on Sunday, will become United's third summer signing, after Memphis Depay and Matteo Darmian.