Newcastle United are ‘getting their hopes up’ about a potential move for Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller in the summer.

That’s according to BILD journalist Christian Falk, who says Bayern ‘need to get a move on’ in terms of a new contract as Everton are also keen.

Muller is out of contract at Bayern in June 2023, so he is set to enter the final year of his deal once the summer comes around.

That means Bayern need to decide if they want to keep the 32-year-old at the club or use their last opportunity to sell him for a figure as he will be free to negotiate a free transfer the following January.

His contract situation means his future is in the air, and interested parties are already sniffing around as a result.

A report towards the end of last month made it clear that Newcastle ‘want’ the German but also put Everton in the mix.

Both clubs were then brought back into the mix two days ago, with it stated that they are ‘already trying to get’ him this summer.

Falk now covers Muller’s situation on his Bayern Insider podcast and insists both clubs are getting their hopes up about a potential move.

“The contract situation with Thomas will probably be with us for the next few days, probably weeks,” he said.

“You read it, I reported it; Everton and Newcastle are already getting their hopes up.

“I don’t think that’s going to happen, but of course, other clubs are now paying attention to Thomas, so Bayern should get a move on.”