Van Gaal - Bayern should sell
Louis van Gaal has suggested Bayern should sell Bastian Schweinsteiger if a big offer is received.
Last Updated: 20/11/10 11:37am
Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal has suggested the club should sell Bastian Schweinsteiger if a big offer is received.
Schweinsteiger is currently mulling over his future with the German champions as he has just 18 months left on his contract at the Allianz Arena.
He recently revealed he is close to making a decision, with Bayern hoping to ward off interest from several European rivals to secure the 26-year-old on a new deal.
However, Van Gaal believes Bayern should take a pragmatic approach to the interest in the midfielder and accept an offer for the Germany international next summer.
"I think that Bayern Munich is a business and if it is true that 30million euros (£25.7m) have been offered for him, then you cannot just ignore that kind of money," said Schweinsteiger.
Bayern are still hoping to convince Schweinsteiger to commit to a new contract, like Philipp Lahm recently did, but Van Gaal says there is no point.
"I would do it differently," he said. "And my clubs have always listened to what I have said, and my clubs have always earned a lot of money."
Schweinsteiger has spent his entire career with Bayern and seems to be now pondering a move abroad next summer, a year before his contract is due to expire.
Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Manchester United have already been linked with Germany's vice-captain.