Reports are out claiming that Bayern Munich legend Franz Beckenbauer says they must not consider any offers for Thomas Muller.
Premier League giants Manchester United are being linked with the Germany international.
Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Runmmenigge appeared to open the door for Muller to become the first signing of a new Louis van Gaal era at United by urging him to come clean about his intentions.
But Beckenbauer snapped to BILD: “Normally, I would say we should not stop people who want to move on. But for Thomas Muller, FC Bayern should fight to win him over, if he really has plans to leave.
“He is the original Bavarian player, and the fans identify with him. I don’t see any reason why he should be unhappy in Munich.
“He has had more games on the bench this season, and has not started in the knock-out games in the Champions’ League, but under Pep Guardiola, he is a very highly-respected player.
“So we must do everything to keep him. We should look for another solution, and consider letting him go, only if he states categorically that he does not want to stay.”