Premier League Heavyweights, Chelsea and Manchester United are set to go head-to-head for Bayern Munich’s striker, Thomas Müller at the end of the season. United have been interested in the Germany international for the past two years, but saw their pursuit of the 26-year-old rebuffed last summer as manager Louis van Gaal and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward struggled to land their transfer targets. The World Cup winner would command a huge transfer fee should he choose to leave the Allianz Arena given his relatively young age and phenomenal career to date, which includes four Bundesliga titles, three German Cup successes, one Champions League victory and the 2014 World Cup triumph. Muller has joined an extensive list of possible targets in the summer, although Mourinho has expressed his opinion that the Blues will not do any transfer business in January because he “doesn’t deserve” to have new players.
Both Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid and Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain have been linked with the Blues, while closer to home both Jamie Vardy and West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino are said to have attracted interest from Stamford Bridge – the former due to his record-breaking run of scoring in Leicester’s last 11 Premier League matches.