Bastian Schweinsteiger: England link flatters midfielder

Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (left) and manager Pep Guardiola
Guardiola wants a decision from Schweinsteiger about his future

Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is "flattered by the interest from England", according to club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

The 30-year-old, who has one year left on his deal with the German champions, has been linked with Manchester United.

Rummenigge said: "I spoke to him on the phone while on holiday and we're going to meet again when he's back.

"I'm not going to hide that I discerned from these talks that he is flattered by the interest from England."

Schweinsteiger played under United boss Louis van Gaal while the Dutchman was in charge at Bayern Munich.

The German international helped his country win the 2014 World Cup and has one Champions League, eight Bundesliga titles and seven domestic cup triumphs to his name while at Bayern.

The Bavarian club's manager Pep Guardiola is keen for Schweinsteiger to make a decision his his future.

Schweinsteiger has been in London during Wimbledon to support girlfriend Ana Ivanovic, the seventh seed who lost in the second round of the women's singles.

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