Bayern Munich want to sell reported Manchester United target Bastian Schweinsteiger this summer according to Spanish football expert Graham Hunter.
A report last month claimed United were prepared to pay £32million for the German international, as they attempted to overhaul their squad.
It has since been claimed in the Dutch press that Schweinsteiger is one of four players on Louis van Gaal’s shopping list, along with Mats Hummels, Kevin Strootman and Yevhen Konoplyanka.
A big-money move for the 29-year-old would certainly make a statement, although given that he will be 30 by the time the new season kicks off, his arrival could be seen as a short-term fix rather than a long-term solution.
Either way, Hunter has told Talk Sport that Bayern boss Pep Guardiola does want to sell Schweinsteiger this summer.
“Pep Guardiola does want to move Schweinsteiger on,” Hunter said. “He feels Schweinsteiger doesn’t move the ball quickly enough for the brand of football he’s trying to implicate.”
Hunter went on to suggest that Bayern could move for Cesc Fabregas as a possible replacement for the German star. Although he believes the Spaniard will end up at Chelsea.
But as for Schweinsteiger, it may be that United can finally sign one of the many quality midfielders they have been linked with in the last 12 months. But for £32million? That may be pushing it.