Schweinsteiger open to moving abroad
Schweinsteiger, one of the stand-out performers at the 2010 FIFA 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.
"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."
Schweinsteiger, who has won 81 caps for his country, has been linked with a summer switch to Chelsea and Real Madrid.