Schweinsteiger suggests Bayern exit

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Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has hinted at a move away from Bayern Munich by stating he is not "married" to the Bundesliga champions.

Schweinsteiger, one of the stand-out performers at the 2010 World Cup, has a contract at the Allianz Arena until 2012 which he insists he is happy to honour but the 25-year-old also concedes a move abroad would excite him.

"I have a contract with FC Bayern until 2012 and I really respect the club and the contract," he told Bild. "But I cannot say that I am married to FC Bayern. That would not be fair to the fans."

Schweinsteiger added: "I know that there is something great at FC Bayern. We didn't reach the Champions League final without good reason - and to win it is my ambition.

"The Bundesliga is great, and has become more important, but if I were to move on then, of course, the idea of going abroad is what excites me."

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