Fenerbahce targeting move for 3rd Man Utd star in 2 seasons

Fenerbahce are plotting a move for Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger according to Turkish sports newspaper Fanatik.

The report claims that the Yellow Canaries have had the Germany international on their shortlist since last season but recent reports suggesting United have put the central midfielder up for sale has raised the possibility of a summer offer.

The Istanbul giants are reported to have made an enquiry to the Red Devils for the 31-year-old midfielder.

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The Daily Record, reports that United’s boss Jose Mourinho is keen on trimming his squad and that Schweinsteiger, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Juan Mata are currently deemed surplus to requirements.

Fenerbahce have already completed three defensive transfers this summer and will focus on bolstering the midfield next.

Schweinsteiger would become the third United player to join the Istanbul giants within the span on a season if he were to join.

Fenerbahce signed Luis Nani and Robin van Persie from United last season although the Portuguese international has now been sold on to Valencia for €8.5 million.

The Yellow Canaries finished last season as runner-up and will play Champions League football next season.

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