The current stand-off sees United’s £20m bid in the ether and the Saints holding out for £27m.
But Rummenigge has moved to dispel the idea of a potential swap deal between the two clubs, insisting it “has never been discussed”.
Rummenigge refuted suggestions that Schweinsteiger fell out with Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, who had moved the player away from his preferred position in central midfield.
The Manchester Evening News claims Schweinsteiger will cost £5.75million; not bad for a player who has excelled at both domestic and worldwide level for many years.
The 30-year-old is believed to have told Bayern he does not want to extend his contract, which runs to 2016.
The Galacticos would be hell bent of signing the 24-year old Spanish goalkeeper as Iker Casillas is nearly completing his move to Porto in an undisclosed fee.
He is reported to have been offered a salary of around €10 million (RM42.2 million) per year – what the Bayern vice captain now earns in Munich. Schweinsteiger is expect to join United in their pre-season tour of the US.
“I thought about leaving”.
“I have spoken to Bastian on the phone while we have been on holiday and will speak again now that he is back“.
Arsenal have also shown an interest in Schneiderlin but, like United, the price tag put on the Frenchman by Southampton has ultimately ended their interest in him.
“The Van Persie transfer is done and one more star has joined the Fenerbahce constellation”.