I actually know some United fans that will be jumping for joy at this news. Bayern president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge can confirm that a deal has been reached.
United recently unveiled their first signing Memphis Depay and are prepared to follow that with the signing of Bastian Schweinsteiger.
The midfielder has a year left on his contract with the Bavarians and is believed to have cost £12 million.
“My colleagues at Manchester United have been in touch,” Rummenigge told reporters at a press conference on Saturday. “We’ve reached an agreement over a transfer. Bastian wants to do something new at the end of his career. He asked that we meet his wishes.
“I regret that he wants to leave because Bastian is one of the best-performing players that we have. He has done great things with the club, I can only wish the best for him. The national team can only benefit from this, I’m convinced he’ll play well at Old Trafford.”
“Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Bayern Munich to sign midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, subject to a medical and personal terms,” the club stated. “A further announcement will be made when the process is complete.”
United have offered the 30-year-old a three-year deal and wages of £180,000-a-week, a salary in line with his current earnings at Bayern, as well as a £4m signing-on fee.