The Dutchman is keen on bringing Schweinsteiger to England.
Manchester United are preparing to launch a £20m bid for Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger as Louis van Gaal looks to put his own stamp on the squad, according to Goal.
Although van Gaal doesn’t officially take charge at Old Trafford until after the 2014 World Cup – where the 62-year-old is managing the Netherlands national team – the Dutchman has already passed on his transfer wishlist to United chief executive Ed Woodward.
Woodward came in for almost as much criticism as David Moyes last season for what was seen as an inadequate performance in the transfer market.
The Red Devils failed to land any of their key targets last summer and in the end paid £27.5m to Everton for Marouane Fellaini on deadline day.
That move is now considered to be a mistake, although Woodward did alleviate some of the pressure on himself in January by landing Juan Mata from Chelsea for a club record £37.1m.
Now the club wants to build on that and have pledged significant funds to van Gaal so the new manager can sign the players that he wants.
Central midfield was considered to be a problem area for United last term and that is why Schweinsteiger has been identified as the ideal candidate to solve that.
The 29-year-old has bags of experience having won seven Bundesliga titles and the Champions League, as well has having 102 caps for Germany to date.
Bayern would be reluctant to sell one of their key players though, but due to Schweinsteiger’s advancing years could be tempted if the offer is high enough.
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