Manchester United have confirmed that they are looking to make a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger for a price of £10 million.
The 30-year-old midfielder, who has been at Bayern Munich his entire career, has been one of the most consistent performers for the Bundesliga side since making his debut for the senior squad in the 2002/03 season.
This season, however, has not been very good for the German midfielder due to him facing a lot of problems with persistent injuries.
Although Schweinsteiger only has a year remaining on his current contract at the Allianz Arena, he recently stated that he is in no hurry to sign a new deal, insisting that he is more focused on sorting out his fitness issues.
"I am in no hurry to renew," he told German sports publication Kicker. "It is not something that bothers me because I have a year left before it expires. The important thing is that my physical problems and injuries are resolved. The rest will follow."
This has led to speculations that Schweinsteiger, who is also reportedly not in the best of terms with Bayern boss Pep Guardiola, may leave the Allianz Arena this summer, with reports suggesting the the midfielder is interested in moving to the English Premier League.
While many Premier League sides will be interested in landing the Germany international, Schweinsteiger may be more comfortable moving to Manchester United due to the presence of Louis van Gaal, who he played under when the Dutchman was the manager of Bayern from 2009 to 2011.
And, according to the Daily Star, Manchester United are keen on securing Schweinsteiger's signature, with van Gaal reportedly looking to sign two-top class midfielders this summer.
"Yes, Bastian Schweinsteiger is someone we are interested in signing," a senior figure at Old Trafford told the Daily Star, when asked whether United were looking to make a move for the 30-year-old midfielder.
Since Schweinsteiger's current contract expires in 2016, United are reportedly hoping to land the German at a cut-price deal of around £10 million.
If the Red Devils do manage to land the German this summer, then Manchester United would certainly become a very formidable presence in the Premier League and other competitions next season.