Bayern Munich are confident they can convince the 26-year-old to sign an extension to the deal that ends in 2012, but the World Cup star is seriously considering a move abroad.
Jose Mourinho wanted to take him to Real Madrid but had to settle for fellow Germany midfield stars Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil.
Real deal: Schweinsteiger (left) could follow his Germany team-mates to Madrid
Reports in Germany claimed that Mourinho told Schweinsteiger after a friendly in August: 'Next year you're mine.'
And now Khedira - who joined Madrid from Stuttgart in the summer - has revealed: 'Bastian has asked me about the workings of Real. We had already spoken before Mourinho's statement because we have a very good, open relationship.
'Bastian is one of the few players who would succeed anywhere. But I would never advise anyone. One person wants to go abroad and the next doesn't. Bayern are a very big, absolutely world-class club.'
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