Juventus are reportedly interested in signing Manchester United outcast Bastian Schweinsteiger.
La Gazzetta dello Sport have reported that the Turin club are interested in signing the German on loan.
United have just completed the signing of Paul Pogba from Juventus, and the Bianconeri see Schweinsteiger as an ideal short-term replacement.
Jose Mourinho has decided that there is no room in his plans for Germany’s World Cup winning captain, and the 32-year-old has been banished to the reserves.
Schweinsteiger was signed by Louis van Gaal from Bayern Munich last summer, but he endured a torrid campaign at the club. He was hampered by injuries, and always looked unfit, and never in form when called upon.
He has reportedly received several offers from clubs in the USA and China, but he may prefer to give top level football another season, by joining Juventus before eventually moving to the MLS.
Many fans and pundits have hit out at the way Mourinho has treated Schweinsteiger, with the Bayern Munich legend’s brother saying he had been disrespected by the Portuguese manager.
Mourinho confirmed that Schweinsteiger had no future at the club under his management in a press conference.
He said: “What is happening is what is happening in every club in the world. Which is that the manager decides his squad and chooses a certain number of players to face the season, and that’s it.
“I normally like to work with 20 players plus the three goalkeepers, which is what I do for 15 years. But we have so many players, so many competitions, especially the Europa League, which changes the profile of the season a lot.
“You have the big risk of travelling a lot, playing Premier League. So I made the decision to play with 23 players and two goalkeepers, which is a lot. I had to make my decisions, it’s simple.”