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Rummenigge squashes Schweinsteiger for Di Maria swap rumor

Don't believe everything in the press... especially the English press.

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Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge spoke to the media from the Allianz Arena on Thursday and addressed several topics. Among them was the rumored transfer of Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United and Angel di Maria going the other way.

"The rumor mill is grinding away every day. I have no interest and also no desire to be denying or confirming things every day." He continued, "I read this stuff in the evening before going to bed and I always drop off to sleep feeling jolly and grinning."

Rummenigge is especially not fond of those rumors that come out of that island.

"You shouldn't believe there's much truth in every rumor, especially if it's come from England. The proportion of untruth in the stories I'm reading at the moment is 99 percent."

The English media has been heavily promoting a story that would have Bayern sending Schweinsteiger to Manchester with Di Maria joining FCB. That story was then picked up by several German papers and relayed. However, it's not true.

"For once I can completely deny that," Rummenigge said. "It's never been discussed and was never part of anyone's thinking, neither here in Munich nor in Manchester."

So, there you have it. Straight from the CEO's mouth. Schweinsteiger and Di Maria will not be involved in a swap deal between the two sides.

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