German legend Lothar Matthaus has warned Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller regarding a move to the Premier League with Manchester United and Chelsea keen on securing his services. The 2014 World Cup winner has been linked with a move to Old Trafford since last summer, with Louis van Gaal a big admirer of the forward.
The 26-year-old has spent his entire career at the Allianz Arena and has been urged to remain at the club despite interest from Premier League big guns. Van Gaal and Muller have a good relationship as it was the Dutchman who handed the forward his debut with the Bayern senior squad during his stint as the manager of the club.
Muller has been constantly linked with a move to England, with the 20-time English champions, touted as his potential destination. According to the Mirror, however, the Stamford Bridge outfit have also entered the race for the free-scoring German forward, as they look for a replacement for Diego Costa, who has had a fall out with Jose Mourinho.
The Bayern attacker admitted that the wages being offered by the clubs in the English top-flight are tempting, but has cooled talk about an imminent move claiming that his quotes regarding the high wages were taken out of context.
"He does not need Manchester United or Chelsea. My opinion is he should definitely stay at Bayern for his lifetime. He started his professional career at Bayern and I think he should end his career here," Matthaus said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
"He does not need any new challenge as he is always playing at the highest level every year at Bayern," the former European and world player of the year added.