Ancelotti to quit Bayern for China

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Manchester United has been tracking Muller for years now; former manager Louis Van Gaal also made several bids in an attempt to lure the star to England.

The 27-year-old told German magazine Kicker: "There was a point, two years ago, when this was an issue, when I thought about it".

'When Bayern told me they needed me and how I am an important player, I did not have to think that much anymore'. The FC crew discuss Thomas Muller's role at Bayern Munich and whether or not his future is away from the club.

He only notched five Bundesliga goals in 2016-17 and endured a 999-minute league goal drought.

"Of course, it's possible [to leave]", he explained.

"Someone like Schweinsteiger was here for over ten years and now he has been gone for two years and someone else is here".

"It will be exactly the same with me".

"I am sorry for what Lewandowski said. It's not the first time he talks bad about our club and I know his agent Barthel is behind his statements".

"If life takes you somewhere else then I would make myself at home there as well".

Muller is now an integral part of the Bayern squad despite having a rough season previous year.

But following Bayern's surprise 2-0 defeat to Hoffenheim yesterday, Basler claims Ancelotti has signed a contract to leave for the Far East in the middle of the European season. He played his 400th game for the club this Saturday against Hoffenheim, but he is usually used off the bench in bigger games. Indeed, Darren Lewis of the Daily Mirror recently reported that Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool were all interested in doing a deal for the player in the January window.

The 2014 World Cup victor doesn't expect to be on the move anytime soon though. This was again the case here with the interview deliberately organised without Bayern's knowledge.

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