Schweinsteiger flattered by Premier League interest - Rummenigge

The Bayern Munich midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in recent weeks and the club's chairman says that he is honoured by such links
Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admits that Bastian Schweinsteiger is “flattered” by interest from the Premier League, amid links with Manchester United.

The Bavarian giants’ sporting director, Matthias Sammer, admitted last week that Schweinsteiger could leave the club this summer, while manager Pep Guardiola insists that only the midfielder is in charge of his own future.

United have identified the Germany international as a potential acquisition as they embark on a major squad overhaul this summer, with a move for Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin also in the works.

Rummenigge says that Schweinsteiger is aware of interest from England, and claims that he will meet the World Cup winner to discuss his future later this summer.

"I make no secret about it that, in our conversations, it sounds like he is flattered from the interest in England,” he told reporters.

"I talked to him during his vacation. We will meet each other, when he is back.

"Our plans are not finished yet. The window is open until August 31.”

United are expected to announce the capture of Torino full-back Matteo Darmian in the coming days, and remain in negotiations for Valencia centre-back Nicolas Otamendi as well as Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos.