Manchester United set Bastian Schweinsteiger's asking price

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Manchester United are willing to do just about anything to get Bastian Schweinsteiger off their hands this season.

Just one year after moving to the Premier League from Bayern Munich, Schweinsteiger has found himself frozen out of the first-team setup by Jose Mourinho.

He has been made available for transfer since Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal in charge and the club have now slapped a very small price tag on the 32-year-old to encourage some bids.

It was initially believed that the Red Devils spent a fee of nearly £16 million to bring Schweinsteiger to Old Trafford but more recent claims from the German's first club TSV 1860 Rosenheim, suggested it was actually closer to £7m.

Regardless, United's asking price for the midfielder now is just £2 million, according to Bild.

Schweinsteiger's current deal at the Red Devils is thought to be worth in the region of £190,000 per week but the club's hierarchy are hopeful that such a low transfer fee will compensate for his inevitably high wage demands.

The ex-Germany captain showed at Euro 2016 that he can still compete at the top level but Mourinho obviously wanted a much more mobile midfielder to link the play together, hence the world record arrival of Paul Pogba.

Serie A's traditionally slower pace would probably suit Schweinsteiger's style better than the robust Premier League and he has been linked with a move to some of Italy's biggest teams.

A transfer to Juventus would make sense given Pogba's departure and Massimiliano Allegri's preferred 3-5-2 formation but both of the Milan giants are also reportedly interested.

One club who will not be signing Schweinsteiger is Celtic.

Manager Brendan Rodgers took a slight dig at the 33-year-old by stating he would only bring players to Glasgow who fitted his style of play and 'would be able to press and run'.

Too many injuries last season crippled Schweinsteiger's chance at Man United but for the club to be prepared to receive so little to relinquish the services of a World Cup winner just proves Mourinho's desire for a close, tight-knitted squad.

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