Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn has hinted that he may Germany to protect his private life.

“I have a contract until 2006 which I would like to fulfil but certain circumstances occur again and again and we have reached a solution (with Bayern),” Kahn told reporters.

Kahn attracted headlines last year when he admitted to having an affair with a barmaid while his wife was pregnant.

The German national keeper said he was planning legal action after forged photographs of his private life were published by a German newspaper earlier this month.

“There are things that have nothing to do with my job as a Bayern Munich goalkeeper which have become unbearable,” he said on Wednesday.