Schweinsteiger eyeing new contract at Bayern

July 19, 2008

MUNICH, July 19 (Bundesliga) - Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is hoping to sign a new deal with the German champions.

The Germany international's contract at the Allianz Arena expires at the end of next season and he wants to put an end to speculation over his future.

Schweinsteiger has been linked with a move away from Bayern after struggling to hold down a place in the first team last term.

But he told the club's official website: 'My first choice will be Bayern. Bayern Munich is my home.'