Bastian Schweinsteiger has signed a new deal with German Giants Bayern Munich. Schweinsteiger, 26, had been linked with a summer move to Manchester United, with his previous deal having been due to expire at the end of next season.

But he has now committed his future to the German champions and took to the microphone minutes after the full-time whistle in the 3-0 win over St Pauli to inform the club's fans of the news.

In quotes reported on club website: he told fans at the Allianz Arena: ''I've extended my contract and I'm staying with Bayern until 2016. Long live Bayern!'

He had been linked to Hate Barcelona, but decided not to join his hero Andres Iniesta at the Spanish club.

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