Philipp Lahm has revealed he expects to extend his contract at Bayern Munich, which is due to expire at the end of the 2011/12 season.
The 26-year-old, who captained Germany to third place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ after Michael Ballack injured his ankle, has played for the defending Bundesliga champions since 2002.
"If you feel like we are on the right path, then there is no reason to go elsewhere," Lahm told Sport 1.
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has recently stated he wants Lahm to sign a five-year extension to his contract.
The Munich native, who can play on the right or left side of defence, had been linked to a move to Spain, but he poured cold water on the idea of leaving the south German city.
"But this is my hometown, my hometown club, and I want to play international football successfully," Lahm declared. "That was the case last year and will hopefully continue to be so."