Barca unlikely to pursue Muller
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Muller has opted to quit French champions Lyon, rather than extend his contract, and has a host of clubs on his trail.
Bundesliga sides Bochum, Hamburg, Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg have all been mooted as admirers, although the latter's acquisition of Kevin Hofland may cool their interest in Muller.
The centre half, though, is believed to favour a move to Spain and has instructed his agent to seek a deal in La Liga.
Real Sociedad are purported to have offered a contract to the stopper while Atletico Madrid and Villarreal are also keen.
Catalan giants Barcelona have also been mentioned as admirers of Muller, who is on the list of possible recruits for coach Frank Rijkaard.
But it is believed Muller is not high on Barca's wanted list as he does not fit the prototype of defender the club are looking to sign during the summer.