Inter To Bid €30 Million For Bastian Schweinsteiger; Bayern Munich To Counter With Imminent Contract Negotiations - Report

Inter are preparing a bid for Bastian Schweinsteiger, while Bayern Munich are stepping up their efforts to extend the midfielder's contract.
Inter are preparing to bid for Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, if reports from Italy are to be believed. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter president Massimo Moratti is ready to pay €30 million for the Germany international

The future of the 26-year-old has been subject to much speculation in recent weeks, and Bayern are hoping to secure a contract extension in the near future.

"We will not be petty, because we know how important he is to us," Bayern president Uli Hoeness previously said. "And when our people want more money from the board, they will get it."

Rumour has it that Bayern are considering offering Schweinsteiger a new contract worth an annual €10m. The Bundesliga record champions are set to begin negotiations following tonight's international friendly between Germany and Sweden, with aims of solidifying a deal before the winter break.

On the issue of an extension, Schweinsteiger has been coy. After Sunday's 3-0 win over Nuernberg, he said: "All I know is that I have a contract until 2012. This means that I will stay at Bayern until 2012 - at least."

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