Man United to Launch £20m Bid for Bayern Munich Star Bastian Schweinsteiger

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Old Trafford side to make opening offer for Allianz Arena star.

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Man United are set to test Bayern Munich’s resolve with a £20m bid for midfield general Bastian Schweinsteiger according to Goal.com.

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Having seen another Allianz Arena target, Thomas Muller, sign a new Bayern Munich contract it appears incoming Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal is keen to move in for the kill with regards to the hugely respected German international.

Man United are growing confident that Schweinsteiger is ready for a fresh challenge after 12 seasons in the Bayern Munich first team set-up and are readying move to speak to the 29 year old’s representatives with chief executive Ed Woodward keen to tie up deals early in the summer transfer window to avoid any last minute shenanigans.

Pep Guardiola may be ready to consider a £20m bid for Schweinsteiger, especially as he has a host of central midfield options to select from.

Van Gaal knows Schweinsteiger well from his tenure as Bayern Munich boss and is all too aware of his paucity of quality midfield options.

The likes of Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher and Marouane Fellaini may all be fearing the axe after decidedly average campaigns in 2013/14.

Schweinsteiger has racked up 473 appearances for German giants Bayern Munich, securing no less than seven Bundesliga titles as well as a Champions League triumph.

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