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Manchester United target Bastian Schweinsteiger hints at Bayern stay

Published 29/06/2015 | 14:44

Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger is on Louis van Gaal's summer wish-list
Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger is on Louis van Gaal's summer wish-list

Louis van Gaal's summer transfer window plans have been dealt a blow after leading target Bastian Schweinsteiger said that winning a fourth league title in a row with Bayern Munich was a "motivation".

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The 30-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks but his latest comments suggest that he has unfinished business with the German champions.

The German international has just 12 months to run on his current contract and it looks like he will see that out rather than make a £7m move to Old Trafford.

"I would like to win the Champions League again, but also once again play as successfully as in the last few years," he said in an interview with German news outlet Sport1.

"We are three times German champions. And I think no team has managed it four times. That’s a motivation.

"I feel good and I’m ready to play for the next three years at the top level. That’s my goal."

Schweinsteiger has previously played under Louis van Gaal at Bayern but a reunion is now looking unlikely.

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