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Muller happy at Bayern

July 15, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller has indicated he would be happy to remain at the club for the rest of his career.

Thomas Muller slots the ball past Fernando Muslera
GettyImagesThomas Muller was a star performer at the World Cup

Muller, 20, made a major impact at club level last season as Bayern won the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal before reaching the Champions League final. At international level, he helped Germany to third place at the World Cup, winning the Golden Boot after scoring five goals and providing three assists as well taking the Best Young Player Award.

His performances have led to reports the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid could look to make an approach, but Muller insists he has no intention of moving on.

"For me it is most important that my personal development continues," Muller told Sport Bild. "I have the perfect conditions for that at Bayern and, if I continue to get better, it means that Bayern are also successful.

"Therefore I am not even thinking about a transfer. It cannot be taken for granted that you will always be allowed to play for Bayern. For a start, you have to keep this level up for years. If someone said to me that I would play for Bayern for the next ten years I would say: 'I will sign immediately'."

Bayern director of sport Christian Nerlinger has already said Muller is to be offered a new contract.

"Everyone is glad when their boss wants to give you a wage increase, but what I like most is that such a statement makes me feel highly regarded after my first season," Muller said. "That is an honour.''