Germany ace Bastian Schweinsteiger has not ruled out a move abroad, admitting that the idea ‘excites’ him.
The midfielder has had a sterling year having led Bayern Munich into the Champions League final and Germany to third place at the World Cup.
Schweinsteiger’s form has alerted a host of top European clubs to his ability, including Chelsea and Real Madrid.
Bayern manager Louis van Gaal has been on record to state his intention to keep the schemer but the Dutchman could have a battle on his hands.
The 25-year-old, who has over 200 appearances in Munich to his name, has revealed he would consider a move away from the Bundesliga, despite being happy there.
He told German newspaper Bild: “There are always a few offers, but I have a contract with Bayern until 2012 and I respect the contract and the club.
“I know that there is something great at Bayern. We didn't reach the UEFA Champions League final without good reason - and to win it is my ambition.”
Bayern will have a difficult task to get back into the Champions League final, though, and when pushed on the subject he went even further to admit he would consider leaving.
“To end this talk I will just say that I am not married to Bayern,” he continued.
“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."