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Not a threat to Muller but to Bayern's oppositions

Not a threat to Muller but to Bayern's oppositions

Jason Dasey and PJ Roberts break down James Rodriguez's contributions in Bayern Munich's 3-2 win over Chelsea. "Of course, Dortmund will be there and it will be interesting to see how Leipzig go now that they have Champions League involvement and they are not used to playing in this competition, combining domestic and European football". United and Chelsea have both been after the midfielder but according to Italian journal Il Messaggero, the 29-year-old has made a decision to snub interest from England, and also Inter Milan, by penning a new contract that will be officially announced this week.

"I'm young and I really just want to play more". If there was a chance of it happening and the two clubs agree, I would consider it.

Willy Sagnol, who has joined Bayern as Carlo Ancelotti's assistant this summer, backed Muller to come good this season and was impressed with the striker's performance. "Many players have become legends in Munich".

Ancelotti has already added midfield reinforcements in the shape of Real Madrid star James Rodrgiuez.

The Colombia global moved to the Spanish capital after starring in the 2014 World Cup, but - despite initially impressing - fell down the pecking order at the Santiago Bernabeu under Zinedine Zidane.

"We can learn a lot from this trip and have built up into good shape, which is important because we have endured tough conditions to train and play here in Asia", he said.

"I am here to win titles and am sure that we have the team and the coach to do it".

Chelsea had hoped to continue their impressive pre-season against Bayern on Tuesday, but the Bundesliga giants were in fine form, led by Thomas Muller.

Mark Lovell covers Bayern Munich for ESPN FC.

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