Manchester United are waiting for interest in Bastian Schweinsteiger after Jose Mourinho made it clear the player wasn’t in his plans.
The Germany international, who has just turned 32, trained with the Reds’ Under-23 players last week and was left out of the senior squad that made the trip to Gothenburg for the friendly clash with Galatasaray.
Schweinsteiger has two years left on his Old Trafford contract and reports claim he is prepared to stay and fight for his place in the United first-team, but if Mourinho wants him out then he has a month to find a new club.
The World Cup and Champions League winner, who also lifted eight Bundesliga titles during his time at Bayern Munich, won’t want to waste a season near the end of his career training with the reserves.
He witnessed how former manager Louis van Gaal treated another World Cup winner – Victor Valdes – last season and won’t want to suffer the same fate.
United, in truth, probably won’t hear of any interest until Schweinsteiger and his agent have found the right club themselves.
There has been reported interest from Besiktas and Paris Saint-Germain while it was claimed that both Milan clubs could make a move over the weekend.
Major League Soccer has also been rumoured to be a potential destination for the Germany legend in the past.