Report: Manchester United pushing ahead for Bastian Schweinsteiger

Schweinsteiger Shirt Bayern

Manchester United are pushing ahead for Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Manchester United are determined to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, report

Describing a potential deal as 'one of the biggest transfers of the summer', Schweinsteiger is described as United's biggest priority following the imminent arrival of Matteo Darmian from Torino.

World Cup winner Schweinsteiger has only one year left on his Bayern Munich contract, and is one of the best box to box midfielders of his generation, a player Manchester United have sorely missed in recent seasons.

He is a combative player ideally suited to the Premier League, although has become more injury prone in recent seasons.

His relationship with Louis van Gaal gives the Red Devils an advantage to tempt him away from Bavaria, with the Dutchman combining with him for title winning success during his time in charge of the Bundesliga giants.

Schweinsteiger was recently spotted in England watching the Wimbledon tennis tournament, but is now due to report for Bayern's pre-season training.

A potential headline grabbing deal to sign the Champions League winning midfielder throws into doubt a potential move for Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin.

The Mail had reported this week that United have renewed negotiations with Southampton for the French international, but whether the Red Devils intend to sign both he and Schweinsteiger remains to be seen, or if they are simply hedging their bets.

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch