Bastian Schweinsteiger believes it is not the right time for Borussia Monchengladbach attacker Marco Reus to move to Bayern Munich.
Gladbach recently denied reports that Bayern had made an offer for the Germany international, but speculation claims the Bavarian club will make a move next summer.
However, Bayern midfielder Schweinsteiger believes it may be too early in Reus' career for his international team-mate to switch to the Allianz Arena.
"I don't think now is the right time for him to come to Munich," Schweinsteiger told the Tz newspaper.
"We already have very good players for his position.
"There have already been times when we have signed talented youngsters and things have not worked out for them."
The 27-year-old would instead welcome the arrival of the more attack-minded Mario Gotze from Borussia Dortmund - another reported Bayern target.
"I personally think he is already very, very mature," said Schweinsteiger, who has played with both Gotze and Reus in the Germany national team.
"I am extremely impressed with his footballing qualities and his character."