THOMAS MULLER's wife blocked a secret transfer to Manchester United during Louie van Gaal's reign as manager.
The German was a key target for Van Gaal, who was looking to build a title-winning team.
Van Gaal had already managed to tempt legendary German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich, and he was hoping lightning would strike twice.
According to BILD reporter Christian Falk, United offered the dominant Bundesliga club upwards of £84million – which was swiftly turned down.
Van Gaal had a tempting offer on the table for Muller too.
The midfielder would earn £16.7m per season in England, which is what striker Robert Lewandowski was on in Germany.
But it appears Muller's wife was a key factor as to why a move didn't materialise in the 14/15 and 15/16 seasons.
Van Gaal wrote to the journalist: "I tried to bring Muller to Manchester both in the 2014/2015 season and in the 2015/2016 season."
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The Dutchman continued: "In 2015 it would have been possible if his wife had been a little more open to a transfer abroad.
"At least that was the reason Thomas gave my assistant Marcel Bout, who had had all the conversations with him, why the transfer had been rejected."
Muller went on to stay at the Bundesliga club and has renewed his deal twice since.
The Muller's also have a profitable side business in Germany selling HORSE SEMEN online.
Muller's wife is a champion dressage rider, so she knows a thing or two about all things equine.
Their breeding farm has been named 'EU Insemination Station' for 2021.
This means breeders can order semen from their stallions, including Muller's favourite D'Avie (or Dave as it's also known as).
But it won't come cheap.
Two 'installments' that include insemination and pregnancy, and a processing fee will cost in excess of £1,700.
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