Schweinsteiger is yet to play a single minute under Jose Mourinho in the
Premier League this season and he met Chicago head coach Veljko Paunovic in
Manchester on Friday.
superfly black Press Association Sport understands negotiations
with the former Germany captain are still at an early stage and nothing has been
superfly cr7 blue The regular MLS season concluded at the end of
last month and Paunovic has been in England as part of a European scouting
v red Schweinsteger is understood to be keen on a switch to America
and now considering his options, with Chicago not the only club to have
expressed an interest in the 32-year-old.
Paunovic, however, wants to have his squad assembled in time for pre-season,
which will begin at the end of January ahead of the new season starting in
Schweinsteiger would certainly represent a major coup for Chicago, who
finished bottom of the Eastern Conference last term.
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The club's previous signings include
Mexico midfielder Blanco, Sweden's Freddie Ljungberg and German defender Arne
white Schweinsteiger has returned to first-team training at United
after initially being told by Mourinho to train with the reserves.
vapor v red The former Bayern Munich midfielder does not appear to
have a future at Old Trafford but has not given up hope of playing in the
Premier League again.
"I'm trying to keep myself fit for the situation in which I am needed," he
said in a video produced during an advertising shoot with German snacks
manufacturers Funny Frisch.
"Hopefully I will be given a chance. I look forward to training every day,
and being able to train with the team. I don't know if I will get a chance, but
I hope so.
"I still feel fit at 32 and certainly want to play more years at the top
level and of course I want to win things.
"We won the FA Cup last year and that was also one of my aims. Of course it
would be great to play for United in the Premier League and perhaps win it.
"If I am needed, I will give everything – I am ready."
It has been a difficult few months for Schweinsteiger.
The 2014 World Cup winner was given an emotional testimonial by Germany after
announcing his international retirement but has not been given a chance for his
"I'm not one to think of burying my head in the sand – I've always been a
positive person and still am now," Schweinsteiger said.
"My rhythm is good – of course it's different when you play each weekend
compared with when you are only training – but I enjoy my football."
Schweinsteiger joined United from Bayern Munich in July 2015. He has made 31
appearances and scored one goal for the club.