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Real Madrid could find that Mourinho's new transfer target a tall proposition...

As reported by AS, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has ruled out the possibility that German national team talisman Bastian Schweinsteiger will leave the German club this summer for the Spanish capital.

Asked whether he had received offers for the stalwart midfielder, Rummenigge declared that "no one has made contact with us, but even if they did the response would be clear: there is no possibility. We are not going to sell any player. Fortunately, the club is in a fine economic situation.

"We are very happy and proud of our players and I hope that now all of them can reach the World Cup final. Germany against Holland would be great and it also demonstrates the quality of our team. Mueller is playing phenomenally well and has still not reached his potential, Klose is demonstrating his ability to score goals, Lahm is a great captiain, and Schweinsteiger is directing the team like a general in the midfield. It would not surprise me if he was voted the best player of the World Cup."

With these comments, Bayern look to have shut the door on any possibility of a summer move for Schweinsteiger to Real Madrid, who have also found stubborn resistance from both Roma for Daniele De Rossi and Liverpool for Steven Gerrard in an effort to reinforce their midfield. It remains to be seen whether Madrid president Florentino Perez will be able to work out a deal with Bayern for Schweinsteiger and meet new coach Jose Mourinho's demands for his Blancos squad.

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