Bayern issue Schweinsteiger hands-off

Bayern issue Schweinsteiger hands-off

Published Jul. 7, 2010 9:59 a.m. ET

Bayern Munich have issued a hands-off warning to any club who might be considering an attempt to sign Bastian Schweinsteiger.

The Germany midfielder has been one of the best players at this summer's World Cup, enhancing his reputation during his country's charge to Wednesday's semi-final with Spain.

Schweinsteiger has been a star in the Bundesliga for several years, but opinion in the rest of Europe had suggested that his career had stalled slightly since the 2006 World Cup.

However, alongside compatriots Philipp Lahm and Thomas Muller, the 25-year-old's stock has rocketed and he has been linked with Chelsea and Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid.


Bayern, though, have no intention of selling, with sporting director Karl-Heinz Rummenigge telling Sportinformationsdienst: "Whoever is thinking of Schweinsteiger, Lahm or Muller can forget about calling us.

"We already said after the final of the Champions League that we weren't going to let anybody leave, and we have shown that with (Franck) Ribery."