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Bastian Schweinsteiger's 'swap deal' with Man Utd's Angel Di Maria rubbished

Image: Bastian Schweinsteiger (left) is a target for Man Utd, with Bayern keen on Angel Di Maria

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has rubbished talk of a swap deal involving Bastian Schweinsteiger and Manchester United's Angel Di Maria.

United are reportedly interested in the German international midfielder, with Rummenigge admitting the 30-year-old was "flattered by the interest from England".

Di Maria struggled at times last season following a British-record £59.7m move to Old Trafford and Sky Deutschland sources understood he was a target of the German champions.

But Rummenigge has moved to dispel the idea of a potential swap deal between the two clubs, insisting it "has never been discussed".

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"For once I can completely deny that,” he said. "It has never been discussed and was never part of anyone's thinking, neither here in Munich nor in Manchester.

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Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola said Bastian Schweinsteiger will decide whether or not he stays at the club

"The rumour mill is grinding away every day. I have no interest and also no desire to be denying or confirming things every day.

"I read this stuff in the evening before going to bed and I always drop off to sleep feeling jolly and grinning.

"You shouldn't believe there's much truth in every rumour, especially if it's come from England. The proportion of untruth in the stories I'm reading at the moment is 99 per cent."

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