Bastian Schweinsteiger in no rush to extend Bayern Munich deal

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger, who was linked with Manchester United last summer, says he is in no rush to extend his contract at Bayern Munich.

Bastian Schweinsteiger has told Sport 1 that he feels under no pressure to extend his current contract at Bayern Munich.

The World Cup-winning midfielder has been the subject of transfer speculation in the recent past, with the Daily Mail suggesting that he was a target for Manchester United last summer.

Louis van Gaal was said to be keen on adding the 30-year-old’s combative qualities to his ranks, while the Daily Telegraph has suggested during the current window that Chelsea would look to challenge their Premier League rivals for any deal if the transfer door was opened.

Schweinsteiger has stopped short of doing just that, but he has also refused to commit his long-term future to his current employers.

He is tied to Bayern until the summer of 2016 and says there is no need for him to enter into talks at this stage, with his focus locked on the present and ensuring that he puts himself in the best possible position to hit future goals.

Schweinsteiger told Sport 1: "I have no pressure. I know what Bayern Munich means to me and Bayern Munich also knows what they have in me. We know each other very well.

"I feel very good again and I have gathered a lot of experience. I aim to play for three or four years at the highest level."

The Germany international has spent his entire career to date with Bayern, having emerged out of their academy system.

He has won just about every major honour during 12 years as part of the first-team set-up, including seven Bundesliga titles and the Champions League.

Schweinsteiger has also been capped on 108 occasions by his country and was a crucial part of their World Cup triumph in Brazil last summer.

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