Manchester United interested in Manuel Neuer claims Schalke chief executive
Wednesday 02 March 2011
Manchester United are interested in Schalke 04 and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, chief executive Clemens Toennies said today.
The 24-year-old, who has also been a target for Bayern Munich, has a contract until 2012 with last season's Bundesliga runners-up.
"An international agent contacted me and expressed Manchester United's interest in Neuer," Toennies told Bild newspaper. "If and when there is a written request from Manchester then we will deal with it."
Schalke coach Felix Magath has said that Neuer will see out his contract but the cash-strapped club may decide to cash in on a hefty transfer fee at the end of this season rather than see him leave as a free agent a year later.
Neuer is Schalke's captain and the undisputed Germany number one.
United could be looking for a replacement for 40-year-old Dutch keeper Edwin van der Sar who will be retiring at the end of the season.
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