One of Bayern Munich‘s most important players over the past few years could leave the club during the coming months. The lack of playing time and the absence of a defined role have unsettled Thomas Muller, and the talented playmaker could be on his way out of the Allianz Arena sooner than later.
There are lots of teams interested in the attacking midfielder who can also operate as a striker. However, both Chelsea and Arsenal are considered the front-runners for him ahead of a potential January move, according to the Mirror.
Liverpool are also interested in the 28-year-old, but both The Gunners and The Blues seem to be ahead of them right now.
The versatile forward has struggled to secure a starting role since the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti, and has been relegated to a secondary role within the squad of late. And considering the World Cup will happen next year, Muller may seek a move away from Bayern if the opportunities fail to provide him with the right form to enter Russia 2018.
Muller has been dropped in favour of Thiago Alcantara in the role behind Robert Lewandowski in the early going of the Bundesliga. In fact, he only played 17 minutes against Werder Bremen last time out, and has completed a full match in only one of the team’s four games this term. He is under contract to Bayern until the summer of 2021.
Muller has not scored yet this season, but he’s a proven forward thanks to his 161 goals in 399 games for the Bavarians’ senior side.