Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Rummenigge: Muller staying put

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has moved to rubbish reports linking Thomas Muller with a move to Manchester United, insisting the player is not for sale at any price.

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has moved to rubbish reports linking Thomas Muller with a move to Manchester United, insisting the player is not for sale at any price.

The Germany international, 26, has been in fine form for the four-time reigning German champions this season, with eight goals to his name in eight appearances across all competitions.

“Muller will stay at Bayern, regardless of what any club offers,” Rummenigge told Bild. “There is no amount that would make us consider an offer.

“Messi belongs to Barcelona, Rooney belongs to Manchester United and Muller belongs to Bayern. It should stay like that. 

“There might be players out there who have a better technique and who are faster, but there is no second Thomas Muller in this world. 

“He is extremely valuable to us. He represents the Mia San Mia (‘We are we’) feeling at Bayern.”

Muller is priced at 7/2 to be the top goal scorer in the Bundesliga this season.

Maynard joins MK Dons

Sky Bet Championship side Milton Keynes Dons F.C. have completed the signing of former Cardiff City striker Nicky Maynard until the end of the season.

Maynard, 28, has been training with MK Dons for two weeks after spending the pre-season with Nottingham Forest.

“I’m really pleased we have got him and I think the fans will be pleased that we can get players of his quality through the door – it shows again, as a football club, what we can achieve,” MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told the club’s official website.

“With Nicky we were firm from the word go with what we could offer and initially it was a shock for him and his people.

“They had to go away and think about it but I’m delighted he’s decided to sign.”

Maynard tallied just one goal and one assist in 10 league appearances for Cardiff last term.

Brattan to sign for Man City

Brisbane Roar midfielder Luke Brattan is on the verge of sealing a move to Manchester City on a free transfer, according to Sky sources.

Brattan, who has been called up by Australia for the upcoming match against Jordan in October, is expected to be loaned out upon arriving at the Etihad Stadium.

“I’ll meet up with my agent when I get to England and he’ll go over some things with me,” Brattan said.

“City is a massive club and this will be a once in a lifetime chance.”

All things considered, Brattan will likely fail to break into City’s first-team. 


Shawn Etemadi



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