Mueller denies Barcelona link

2013-10-19 22:21
Thomas Mueller (Getty Images)

Berlin - Germany winger Thomas Mueller has confirmed reports he was in Barcelona last Sunday, but has denied he met representatives from the Spanish giants.

"I was there, but it didn't have anything to do with transfer negotiations," said Mueller, who was seen eating in Barcelona's fashionable Boca Grande restaurant.

News of Mueller's trip to Barcelona first broke in the Spanish media on Friday amidst reports he met with two FC Barcelona representatives last Sunday in the Spanish city.

The 24-year-old scored twice in Bayern Munich's 4-1 win over Mainz 05 on Saturday to stay top of the Bundesliga and has been a regular in the Germany team since 2010.

With a Bayern contract until 2017, Mueller has said he is happy in Munich.

"I didn't just sign the contract to sit it out, but because it's fun to play here," he said.

"Everyone who knows me, knows that Bayern is my home."

Mueller's agent also denied the transfer rumours to SID, an AFP subsidiary: "He hasn't negotiated with anyone from Barcelona".

And Bayern coach Pep Guardiola dismissed any talk of Mueller's departure.

"I am 100 percent convinced that he'll stay, there is no chance (he'll leave)," he said.

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