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Report: Red Bulls won’t pursue Bastian Schweinsteiger

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Bastian Schweinsteiger of Manchester United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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There’s been plenty of known interest from Major League Soccer when it comes to acquiring veteran German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.

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The New York Red Bulls reportedly won’t be one of the clubs courting the Manchester United central midfielder, though.

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According to Bild, global head of soccer for the Red Bulls —Oliver Mintzlaff — has claimed that the reigning Eastern Conference champions won’t pursue Schweinsteiger despite his decorated career for both club and country.

“Schweinsteiger is a great player who has had an amazing career,"Mintzlaff told Bild. “But there are no talks [over a move to New York Red Bulls]. He is not an issue for us and he will not become an issue.”

It isn’t all too surprising that the Red Bulls wouldn’t go all in for a player like Schweinsteiger, particularly due to the club’s philosophy on transfers following the arrival of sporting director Ali Curtis and manager Jesse Marsch.

The club has made a conscious effort of acquiring low salary players in order to remain financially stable and flexible in the transfer market.

With the 32-year-old desperately seeking playing time following his fallout with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, MLS could still be a potential destination for the German.

League commissioner Don Garber remains optimistic that a deal with Schweinsteiger could be forthcoming.

“We know him from the 2014 World Cup, when he played against the USA,” Garber said. “Plus he played an All-Star game here with Bayern. We are keeping a close eye on his situation.”