Schweinsteiger against Reus swoop

Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has advised his club not to sign Marco Reus from Borussia Monchengladbach.

Reus seems to be the club’s number one transfer target for next summer but Schweinsteiger does not feel that the Germany international, a direct rival for his position in the team, is ready to join Bayern.

"I don’t think now is the right time for him to come to Munich," he told the Tz newspaper.

"We already have very good players for his position.

"There have already been times when we have signed talented youngsters and things have not worked out for them."

The 27-year-old would instead welcome the arrival of the more attack-minded Mario Gotze from Borussia Dortmund – another reported Bayern target.

"I personally think he is already very, very mature," said Schweinsteiger, who has played with both Gotze and Reus in the Germany national team.

"I am extremely impressed with his footballing qualities and his character."