Bayern Munich playmaker Michael Ballack has confessed that he has “no doubts” that he will move to Chelsea in the summer.
“I think my decision should be accepted and I shouldn’t be kicked around anymore about it,” Ballack, 29, said in an interview with Premiere. “That has actually been annoying me.”
Ballack has been jeered by Bayern fans in recent weeks after stalling on a new deal with the Bundesliga champions.
“I’m glad that Bayern are angry if I go,” he said. “That shows I did a good job and that I’m an important player. That is also reflected in the offer that they made to keep me.”
Ballack is expected to announce his move to English champions Chelsea after Bayern’s last match on Saturday against Borussia Dortmund.
“It’s simply the chance now to do what I’ve always wanted to do,” he said. “I can remember when Uli Hoeness said ‘Come here, we’re a top club. When you’re 29 you can go abroad’.
“That time has come now,” Ballack said.
Asked if there were any lingering doubts about whether he would move to Chelsea, Ballack said: “No, no doubts.” He added: “Nothing has been signed yet.”