Manchester United retain hope in signing Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger after the midfielder refused to comment on his future.
The 30-year-old has one year left on his contract and has not yet signed a new deal after a contract standoff. This has alerted Red Devils as the Premier League giants are keen on bringing him to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window.
Bayern sealed a 2-0 victory over Mainz on Saturday and Schweinsteiger netted for his side in the last game of the season. The German international was coy when asked about the recent speculations linking him to United.
"I am under contract until 2016. I'm glad that you asked. I won't comment on it," Schweinsteiger said, as quoted by ESPN.
The midfielder has already played under Louis van Gaal when the latter was in charge at the Allianz Arena. A move to England could be on the cards if Bayern fail to convince him in signing a new deal.
Schweinsteiger came up through the ranks of the club's youth set-up and since then has been at Bayern. Pep Guardiola has already admitted that only the player could decide his future.
"Schweinsteiger is an outstanding legend of Bayern Munich. He has to decide – not Pep, not [CEO] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. If he wants to stay for three or four more years here, he can do that," Guardiola explained.
Meanwhile, United also play their last fixture of the season as they travel to KC Stadium to take on Hull City on 24 May, Sunday. Chris Smalling remains hopeful the 20-times English champions can finish the season on a high with a victory.
"We don't have a great deal to play for but, as the manager has said, we always play for that pride. We'll be going out there to make sure we finish the season on a high, and for all those travelling fans who come, we will give them something to sing about," Smalling told United's official website.
A defeat for the hosts will see Steve Bruce's side relegate to the Championship. They are 18th on the table with 34 points, two points behind 17th-placed Newcastle United.