Michael Ballack has again denied reports that he intends to leave Bayern Munich.

Ballack’s future continues to be source of much speculation, after Bayern withdrew their last contract offer earlier this week.

The German playmaker’s contract expires in the summer and unless he signs a new deal with Bayern he will be free to talk to potential suitors in January.

Although several clubs have been linked with Ballack, he instsist he has not ruled out the possibility of staying at Bayern.

“It’s absolutely not the end, it’s still possible that I’ll opt for Bayern Munich,” he said.

“This is my last contract and I just want time to be certain about where I want to end my career and which road I’m taking in my life.

“My heart is with Bayern Munich. That’s the reason I didn’t say goodbye long ago.”

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