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Schweinsteiger holds talks with MLS club

AAP logoAAP 14/11/2016 Tom Allnutt

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has held talks with the Chicago Fire about a move to the Major League Soccer club.

Schweinsteiger is yet to play a minute under Jose Mourinho in the English Premier League this season and he met Chicago coach Veljko Paunovic in Manchester on Friday.

Press Association Sport understands negotiations with the former Germany captain are at an early stage and nothing has been formally agreed.

The regular MLS season concluded at the end of last month and Paunovic has been in England as part of a European scouting tour.

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 March.

Schweinsteiger joined United from Bayern Munich in July 2015. He has made 31 appearances and scored one goal for the club.

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