Manchester United are facing a £14m ($18.7m) transfer dilemma involving the future of Bastian Schweinsteiger. The club are ready to offload the injury-prone midfielder, but the German is keen to remain and fight for his place under Jose Mourinho.
The Sun reports that the Red Devils are contemplating axing the midfielder, but they will have to pay Schweinsteiger the remainder of his contract, which is valued at £14m. The Germany international was signed by Louis van Gaal last summer, but had an injury plagued debut campaign, which saw him make just 18 appearances last season with a mere four coming since the turn of the year.
The 20-time English champions are well stocked in midfield with Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata, Morgan Schneiderlin and Michael Carrick fighting for a place in the starting XI. Mourinho is likely to trim his squad during the transfer window and the report claims that the former Bayern Munich star is one of the players on the casualty list.
However, the Sun quoted a source close to the club stating that the midfielder will only leave if he is paid the full amount owed to him as he has two more years left on his current deal. The midfielder is willing to fight for his place, but will not be short of suitors if he decides to end his time at Old Trafford.
"Bastian will cost every penny of the £14m still owed to him on his two-years left," a United source was quoted as saying by The Sun.
"He has had talks with Jose over his future but it is still uncertain at this stage. The new few weeks will reveal more. He will not be pushed out and will sit tight for pay-off."
Paris Saint-Germain are said to be keen on signing the midfielder if he departs United . The 31-year-old is currently on holiday after participating in the recently concluded Euro 2016.