Muller seeks talks over Bayern Munich future

The Germany international attacker wants clarification over the importance of his role in Pep Guardiola's Bundesliga-winning side as talk of a summer transfer continues
Thomas Muller wants to hold talks with Bayern Munich to clarify his role with the German champions.

The versatile attacker made 51 appearances in all competitions under coach Pep Guardiola over 2013-14 but was often overlooked for a starting role, with Mario Manduzkic and Mario Gotze frequently ahead in the pecking order.

With Robert Lewandowski set to arrive this summer on a free transfer, talk has grown over a possible summer transfer for the Germany international, with Manchester United rumoured to be considering a move, and the 24-year-old has questions over his long-term future.

"I've reached a point where I want to know, before next season, if I'm a key component of the Bayern XI," Muller told Bild, "and if the club really has a plan for me for the next few years. That's why I am looking to have this conversation.

"I'm not standing before the jump now but I cannot give any guarantees forever."

Muller is currently preparing for the World Cup with the Germany squad, with Joachim Low's side to face Armenia in their latest pre-tournament friendly on Friday.