Bayern Munich have claimed they are on the brink of signing Manchester United goalkeeping target Manuel Neuer.
Schalke and Germany keeper Neuer has been linked with United with Edwin van der Sar retiring at the end of the season but it appears the 25-year-old may be on the move to the Allianz Arena for a fee reported to be 20million euros.
Bayern sporting director Christian Nerlinger told Suddeutsche Zeitung: "There is a clear direction. The question now is how fast the agreement will be reached."
Neuer said at the weekend he had made a decision as to his future with Bayern president Uli Hoeness saying: "I know his decision. He must see what happens."