Thomas Muller backtracks over Bayern Munich transfer remarks after club scolding

Thomas Muller has played down speculation there is a rift between himself and the Bayern Munich hierarchy.

The Germany star was publicly rebuked by Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic this week for questioning the club's transfer policy.

After the 2-1 German cup win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday, Muller questioned the "paradox" in the German giants' finances.

Bayern players have been asked to take wage cuts amid the coronavirus crisis even though the club is linked with a move for £90million-rated Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz.

While Salihamidzic insisted the dispute was resolved on Saturday, he said Muller “maybe chose the wrong path with his words".

And Muller has been quick to echo Salihamidzic's comments and cool rumours that he is at odds with Bayern.

"At FC Bayern there is no internal dispute over the waiver of salaries with regard to possible transfers in summer," the 30-year-old said on Twitter .

"We have waived our salary for completely different reasons, namely for our employees.

“My statement related to the fact that I was annoyed that I was asked about transfers next season after a cup semi-final.

"It is pretended that these top transfers – which we absolutely need – can be managed with a snap of your fingers. As if 100 or 50 million euros are not [large] sums in these times we are in right now.

"Personally, I want the best possible squad for me next season. I have big goals, I want to win the Champions League. I want us to attack properly, to continue this run that we currently have.

“I [will] no longer speak publicly about transfers. Let us be relaxed about the future.”

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Bayern Munich are on the cusp of an eighth Bundesliga title in a row after beating Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 on Saturday, though Muller missed the match through yellow card suspension.

The Bavarian club can clinch the title during their trip to Werder Bremen on Wednesday.

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