Everton & Saints in the running to sign transfer-bound Man United star

Sky Bet have put Everton and Southampton in the running to sign Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger before the summer transfer window slams shut.

The German World Cup winner moved to Old Trafford only last summer but endured a difficult debut campaign at Old Trafford.

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Indeed, injuries limited the 31-year-old to just 13 Premier League starts last season, albeit managing 31 appearances across all competitions, and have now forced him to retire from international football.

The Sun claim Jose Mourinho is preparing a nine-man cull of his Manchester United squad, with the veteran midfielder billed as the biggest casualty.

And according to Sky Bet, Premier League sides Everton and Southampton are in the running to snap up the former Bayern Munich star, with odds of 10/1 and 12/1 respectively.

However, the bookies are currently backing Bundesliga outfit FC Schalke as the favourites to land Schweinsteiger’s signature – offering evens on a transfer to the Veltins Arena.