Manchester United are kickstarting Inter Milan into action over Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger. Schweinsteiger has been a long-term favourite of Inter president Massimo Moratti, who would love to bring the 26 year-old to Italy.

Now it's emerged that United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is considering a £30 million bid for the Germany ace as he seeks a replacement for the retired Paul Scholes.

Moratti won't allow Schweini to move to Old Trafford without a fight - should Bayern indicate a willingness to sell.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is also a big fan of the midfielder, though may have already played his hand with the arrivals of Turkish pair Hamit Altintop and Nuri Sahin this summer.

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