Bayern - Bastian will not leave
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has reiterated that Bastian Schweinsteiger will not leave before 2012.
Last Updated: 01/12/10 2:52pm
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has reiterated that Bastian Schweinsteiger will not leave the club before his contract expires in 2012.
The Germany international has yet to commit himself to a new deal beyond 2012 and it has been rumoured that Bayern may sell him next summer should he not sign an extension.
Bayern would otherwise risk losing him on a free transfer 12 months later and Schweinsteiger has been linked with a move to Manchester United.
But speaking at Bayern's AGM, Rummenigge said: "We will not be letting the player go before his contract ends in 2012 in any case.
"Bastian has developed a great deal in the last two years and I am very optimistic that we and his agents can find an agreement.
"Our aim is to give Bastian a long-term contract."
After recently tying Philipp Lahm down to a new long-term contract and with Thomas Muller showing his commitment to the club, Schweinsteiger is the last remaining home-grown talent that still needs to make up his mind about his future.