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Bastian Schweinsteiger close to joining Manchester United in £7.5m deal

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Manchester United are on the verge of completing a £7.5 million deal for Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger as Louis van Gaal looks to be reunited with the 2014 World Cup winning Germany international at Old Trafford this summer.

According to the Sunday People, the 30-year-old is poised to leave the Allianz Arena after entering the final year of his contract, with head coach Pep Guardiola showing no signs so far of offering the veteran an extension with the Bundesliga champions.

Van Gaal worked with Schweinsteiger during his time in charge of the German club between 2009 and 2011, and he's keen to add the player to his Red Devils ranks to improve his options in the middle of the park in time for next season.

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Ed Woodward has been tasked with formalising negotiations with the player and his representative once Bayern give permission for transfer talks to take place and a deal could be wrapped up in the next few days.

Germany legend Lothar Matthaus recently gave his approval to a prospective switch to Manchester United after suggesting that Schweinsteiger needs to work under a manager that will play him according to his strengths - something that Guardiola has been guilty of not doing during the second half of 2014/15.

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The fact Van Gaal is a huge admirer of the Bayern ace means that he will almost certainly be utilised in his favoured position at the Theatre of Dreams, and the Premier League is a perfect place for Schweinsteiger to continue to prosper.

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