Thomas Muller is “not happy” at Bayern Munich, according to manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Muller has emerged as a target for a number of Premier League clubs in recent months, with Arsenal and Chelsea considering a January move.
Liverpool were also linked with the German forward in the summer, and could renew their interest.
Manchester United could also pursue the 27-year-old were he to become available, as executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward includes Muller on his list of four ‘fantasy’ signings at Old Trafford.
Muller has found himself out of the team more often than usual at Bayern under Ancelotti, who admits the player is “not happy”.
“Thomas Müller is fit, in good shape and can play tomorrow. I thank everyone for their opinions but I don’t need any clues,” said Ancelotti.
“I speak everyday with Thomas. It’s normal that a player is not happy if he sits on the bench. It was the same with me as player.
“Every player has to give the best. I know Thomas’ qualities but I can’t guarantee anyone’s place, this also applies to Muller.”