Bayern should sell Schweini - LvG
The Germany international still has 18 months left to run on his contract and has yet to commit himself to a new deal, despite his club's attempts to convince him his future lies with them. Many of Europe's top clubs are following developments in Munich and will have been happy to hear Van Gaal practically put the player onto the market. "I think that Bayern Munich is a business and if it is true that 30 million euros have been offered for him, then you cannot just ignore that kind of money," he said. Bayern are still hoping to convince Schweinsteiger to commit to a new contract, like Philipp Lahm recently did, but Van Gaal says there is no point. "I would do it differently," he said. "And my clubs have always listened to what I have said, and my clubs have always earned a lot of money." The 26-year-old has spent his entire career with Bayern and seems to be now pondering a move abroad next summer, a year before his contract is due to expire. United, Real Madrid and Inter Milan have already been linked with Germany's vice-captain.