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Van Gaal backs Schweinsteiger sale
21 Nov 2010 - 14:36:44
Bayern Munich head coach Louis van Gaal has suggested that his club should cash in on midfield general Bastian Schweinsteiger, rather than trying to persuade the Germany international to sign a new contract.
The 26-year-old is out of contract at the end of next season and a host of top European clubs are believed to be tracking Schweinsteiger, including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea.
That has prompted van Gaal to call for Bayern to follow the example of his former club Ajax and sell up.
He told the German media: "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.
"I would do it differently - my clubs have always listened to what I have said and my clubs have always earned a lot of money."