Lucio prepared to move on
Lucio has reacted angrily to reports he may be surplus to requirements at Bayern Munich, insisting he would have no qualms about leaving the club this summer.
Reports at the weekend suggested the Brazil defender was one of four players - along with Tim Borowski, Andreas Ottl and Christian Lell - new coach Louis van Gaal was looking to move on. An indignant Lucio, who is currently on FIFA Confederations Cup duty with his country, said he would not hang around if he was not wanted.
He told the local Tz newspaper: "If the coach believes that other people are better than me, then I will not play one more second for Bayern. Two years ago, the biggest clubs in Europe were after me and Bayern turned them down. I don't think that my game has changed over the last two years."
"I still have a year to go on my contract with Bayern and if the coach does not need me anymore, they I have no problem in moving to another club," he added. "I'm certain I would be wanted elsewhere. I don't have to prove my ability to anybody anymore, the whole world knows about it. As soon as I get back to Brazil, I will sit down with my agent. If they (Bayern) really think this of me, then it would be better if they spoke to me as soon as possible."