Manchester United were willing to sign Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller at any cost this summer, according to player agent Giovanni Branchini.
The Red Devils reportedly tabled an offer of £71million in an attempt to lure the 26-year-old to Old Trafford.
However, the German champions managed to hang onto the World Cup winner, s his desire to stay put was evident.
But with the January window closing in day by day, his agent has spoken of the Red Devils desire to try and get a deal done.
Branchini told Italian publication Calciomercato: “Manchester United wanted Thomas Muller at all costs.
“I’ve spent days trying to explain Bayern Munich would never let him leave – so in the end they changed their mind.”