Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid secured the services of Argentinian international Angel di Maria from Benfica earlier this week and the Blancos are apparently desperate to further strengthen their squad in the upcoming days.
Real have been in the market for a new midfielder for quite a while now and the Liga titans are continually being linked with players such as Steven Gerrard and Javi Martinez. However, the Merengues have clearly made Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger their primary target on the summer transfer market.
According to a report by ARD, Real Madrid have made a €50 million offer to lure the influential midfielder away from his current club. Bayern Munich have yet to respond to the Spanish offer, but it appears unlikely that they will let go of Schweinsteiger.
The highly rated midfielder's current contract with FC Hollywood runs until the summer of 2012 and Schweinsteiger has developed into one of the absolute star players of Bayern in the past couple of seasons. Schweinsteiger has made well over 200 official appearances for Bayern Munich and has collected 78 caps for Germany's national side. He has been one of the stars of the 2010 World Cup so far.
Become a fan of Goal.com International on Facebook! Just click onto Facebook.com/Goal to join the beautiful game's leading fan community...