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Manchester United Place £35m Goalscoring Midfielder at the Top of Wish-list

Old Trafford boss wants influential German International.

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Sir Alex Ferguson will target a big money move for Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger and has placed the German international at the very top of his wish-list. The Manchester United boss sees the 26 year old as an ideal long term replacement for veteran Paul Scholes and will fight hard to lure the talented goal scoring midfielder in the summer.

Ferguson feels he could convince Schweinsteiger, now in his ninth season in the Bayern Munich first team, to leave the Allianz Arena in search of a new challenge after securing five Bundesliga titles and various assorted domestic honours.

Manchester United will face a fight with a number of other prospective bidders as the likes of Inter Milan and Chelsea have also reported an interest in the £35m rated German. Wayne Rooney had demanded an improvement on the current squad and the Glazers have confirmed they will back Sir Alex in the transfer market and thus the club have the funds to make a significant bid for Schweinsteiger.

Ferguson has a number of concerns in the midfield department with the likes of Anderson and Michael Carrick failing to impress and with Owen Hargreaves constantly sidelined a lot of pressure has been placed back on the shoulders of 35 year old Scholes and as such the need to bring in a top notch replacement.

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