Thomas Muller has revealed that he has not held talks with Bayern Munich about extending his contract in Bavaria.
Muller, 32, is a one-club man and has been with the Bundesliga champions for 22 years after coming through the ranks. The midfielder has 223 goals in 610 appearances for Bayern, but his contract expires in 2023.
Muller has been a reported target for Manchester United and Liverpool in recent years but last month he was on the radar of Newcastle.
SportBild reported that Newcastle’s new owners PIF wanted Muller as their headline-stealing signing of the January window. The German outlet, via the Daily Star, reckon his time at the Allianz Arena is finally set to come to an end.
But, the classy star stayed put in January and it’s unclear whether Newcastle lodged an official bid for the experienced Germany international.
Making his name as a forward, Muller has since dropped into the midfield and has registered an incredible 18 assists from 20 Bundesliga games this season. He’s also weighed in with six goals.
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And despite remaining a key player under Julian Nagelsmann, Muller is now approaching the final year of his contract.
Muller is still integral to Bayern and has started all 20 Bundesliga games this season. Nagelsmann feels Muller can continue playing at the top for “two to four more years”. However, a sizeable summer offer may tempt them to sell.
Muller wants ‘football at the highest level’
And now the player himself has invited the increased interest by revealing the club have not been in talks over a new deal.
Muller told SportBild: “No one from the club has approached me. So you have to see what the future will bring.”
The German champions will also see the contracts of Manuel Neuer and Robert Lewandowski expire in 2023. And they have plenty to ponder.
Honorary Bayern president Uli Hoeness has said he could not “imagine the years 2024 and 2025 without this trio”.
“Of course I share his opinion that we have been playing together successfully as a trio for a long time and that the team is in the definitely shaped the last few years. The rest will show,” added Muller.
“What excites me the most is sporting success and football at the highest level.”