Bastian Schweinsteiger not rushing decision on Bayern Munich future

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Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is in no rush to sign a new contract amid reported Premier League interest.

The Germany captain has a year left to run on his contract and has been linked with a move to Manchester United to reunite with former Bayern boss Louis van Gaal.

While he appears to be considering his options, the World Cup winner says he is happy to take all the time he needs.

"I've agreed with (chairman) Karl-Heinz Rummenigge that we'll have a chat this summer to see how the future looks," Schweinsteiger told ARD television.

"I've still got a year on my contract so there's no rush, and the summer's only just beginning."

Rummenigge is "not aware" of any approach being made by United, but said Bayern would not stand in Schweinsteiger's way if he wants to seek a challenge elsewhere.

"Our position is clear: we would only consider a transfer if Bastian comes to us with the desire to leave," Rummenigge told Sport Bild magazine.

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Schweinsteiger has won eight Bundesliga titles for Bayern, lifting the German Cup aloft seven times and winning the Champions League once.

Two of those domestic titles came under Van Gaal while he was in charge of Bayern between 2009 and 2011.

Meanwhile, Rummenigge would not be drawn on the future of Mario Gotze, who has failed to live up to expectations since joining Bayern from Borussia Dortmund in 2013.

"The duration of his contract is known (until 2017)," he said. "In addition to that, we are not aware of anything."

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