Manchester United target Bastian Schweinsteiger has admitted that he wants to win a fourth straight Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich.
Louis van Gaal is on the lookout for reinforcements in midfield and Schweinsteiger has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford as a result.
The German World Cup winner has been at Bayern since 1998 but his influence on the pitch has diminished somewhat recently.
Despite this, Schweinsteiger has indicated that he wants to stay at the club in order to win another league title.
Speaking about the future, Schweinsteiger said: ”We’ve won the Bundesliga for three consecutive times, no team ever has managed to win it four times. That’s a motivation.
“I feel good and I’m ready to play the next three years at the top level. That’s my goal.”
The player’s comments would appear to put rumours of a United move to bed but supporters will know that words do not carry much weight in football.
Schweinsteiger faces an increasingly marginalised role at Bayern if he does stay whereas he would slot right into United’s midfield if he came to Old Trafford. With Euro 2016 on the horizon, this may be in the 30-year-old’s thinking when he does decide his future.