Schweinsteiger open to move
Midfielder happy at Bayern but fails to rule out exit
By James Dall. Last Updated: 11/07/10 6:05pm
Schweinsteiger: Future uncertain
Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has revealed the possibility of a switch away from Germany 'excites' him.
The schemer enjoyed a fine World Cup showing with Germany this summer, fuelling rumours of growing interest in his services.
Several high-profile teams have been linked with an approach, including the likes of Real Madrid and Chelsea.
Bayern have stressed they intend to retain Schweinsteiger, who is happy at the club but has not ruled out an exit.
"There are always a few offers, but I have a contract with Bayern until 2012 and I respect the contract and the club," he told Bild am Sonntag.
Schweinsteiger confirmed he has considered his future, but said: "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."
Asked if he would consider moving on to achieve that goal, he said: "To end this talk I will just say that I am not married to Bayern.
"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."