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Guardiola: Man United signing has not been fit for years

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has cast doubt on the fitness of Bastian Schweinsteiger, saying he hasn't been fit for three years.

The German midfielder, who moved to Old Trafford in the summer, played 33 times last season for club and country but Catalan Guardiola is not convinced about his longevity.

Bastian Schweinsteiger could be a key play at Old Trafford. Credit: PA

"When he does not have injury problems, I am completely convinced he will do very well at Manchester United. He is a top, top player," the Bayern boss said of the 31-year-old.

"Unfortunately, during the last three years he was never in good condition. He is going to play really well there (at United). I really hope that is going to happen."


Man United target Muller offered Bayern job for life

Muller has been linked with a move to Manchester United. Credit: PA

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has offered Thomas Muller a job for life at the record German champions.

Muller has been linked with a move to Manchester United but Rummenigge does not expect the Germany international ever to want to leave the Bavarian club and has therefore offered him a position after he hangs up his boots.

"I get the feeling that Thomas will never leave FC Bayern," Rummenigge told Sport Bild magazine.

"And when Thomas does call it a day, we would also like to keep him as part of the club."

There had been fears that Muller might follow Bastian Schweinsteiger to United for a reported 100 million euro, but Rummenigge said last week that he is not entertaining that idea, adding that the 25-year-old is priceless.

Bayern boss confirms offer for Muller amid Man United interest

Muller is wanted by Man United. Credit: PA

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has declared Thomas Muller priceless amid reports of a 100million euro (£70.5m) bid from Manchester United.

While confirming that offers have been made for the Germany international, Rummenigge said the 100million mark had not been reached but that it would not make a difference anyway.

"There are some players who just don't have any price tag," Rummenigge said. "We would be out of our minds to sell Muller."

Rummenigge also confirmed the arrival of Arturo Vidal from Juventus.

Arsenal miss out Vidal as Bayern agree deal for Juventus star

Vidal is set to join Bayern. Credit: PA

Bayern Munich have reached an agreement with Italy's Juventus to sign Chile international midfielder Arturo Vidal, the German club's CEO Karl Heinz Rummenigge confirmed on Thursday.

"I can confirm that we have with both parties, Juventus and the player, reached an agreement. What is missing is the medical and the signature of the contract," Rummenigge told reporters during the team's trip to China.

Vidal, no stranger to the Bundesliga having played for Bayer Leverkusen for four seasons until 2011, has won four straight Italian league titles and helped Juventus reach the Champions League final last season, where they lost to Barcelona.

The 28-year-old could join up with his Bayern team mates as early as next week, Rummenigge said.

"If everything goes according to plan, he can start training next week," he added, without giving details of a fee or length of contract for the versatile Chilean.

Vidal is set to become Bayern's second major signing of the transfer window after Brazilian attacking midfielder Douglas Costa joined the club at the start of July.

Bayern confident of signing midfielder Vidal

Bayern Munich are close to signing Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal but chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says a deal is not yet done.

After around 24 hours of negotiations, Vidal is close to making his move to a club he was on the verge of joining four years ago but Rummenigge has called for patience before the deal can be finalised.

Arturo Vidal is on his way. Credit: PA

"I've read about it and I'm not going to hide the fact that we are interested in him, but I read that it was all wrapped up and I cannot confirm that," Rummenigge told reporters at Munich airport as Bayern flew out for a pre-season tour of China.

"As I've said, we're interested, but we're not yet so far that we've discussed details and signed contracts, so we need a bit of patience. I hope at the end of the day he will come."


Man United complete Schweinsteiger deal

Bastian Schweinsteiger is off to Old Trafford. Credit: PA

Manchester United have signed midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich, the Premier League club have confirmed.

The Germany midfielder has signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford.

Schweinsteiger sends heartfelt message to Bayern fans

Bastian Schweinsteiger has expressed his thanks to Bayern Munich fans ahead of his move to Manchester United.

The Germany midfielder says it was tough to leave the German club, but his he hopes the supporters will accept his decision to depart.

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