Schweinsteiger flattered by Premiership interest

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admits Bastian Schweinsteiger is “flattered” by interest from the Premier League, amid links with Manchester United.

The Bavarian giants’ sporting director, Matthias Sammer, admitted last week that Schweinsteiger could leave the club this summer, while manager Pep Guardiola insists only the midfielder can decide his future.

United are believed to have identified the Germany international as a potential acquisition as they embark on a major squad overhaul this summer, with the club having missed out on Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.

Rummenigge says Schweinsteiger is aware of interest from England and claims that he will meet the World Cup winner to discuss his future later this summer.

“I make no secret about it that, in our conversations, it sounds like he is flattered from the interest in England,” he told reporters.

“I talked to him during his vacation. We will meet each other, when he is back.

“Our plans are not finished yet. The window is open until August 31.”

Schweinsteiger made 28 appearances in all competitions last season, scoring five goals.