Man Utd transfer latest: Bastian Schweinsteiger to quit Bayern

Bayern Munich's German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (centre) and Bayern Munich's German defender Philipp Lahm (right) celebrate after the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Bayern Munich and Hertha BSC Berlin at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany on April 25, 2015. (AFP)

German newspaper 'Bild' says Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to leave Bayern Munich for Manchester United.

The 30-year-old midfielder would be reunited with former Bayern coach Louis van Gaal, who is preparing for his second season in charge of United.

Bild says Schweinsteiger, who has a year remaining on his Bayern contract, will join on a three-year deal in a transfer worth around $20 million.

Germany's Sky television also reported on Schweinsteiger's impending departure after spending his entire career at Bayern.

When asked last week if Schweinsteiger would be at Bayern next season, coach Pep Guardiola said: "When I think about the next season, always Basti is here. But what will happen ... I don't know."
After winning the World Cup, Schweinsteiger missed months of last season through injury.

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