Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn has admitted that he might consider leaving the German champions for a new challenge.

“It is no secret that I have already achieved everything and more with Bayern,” Kahn wrote in a column in Wednesday’s issue of German weekly Sport Bild.

“Then you ask yourself how you can get a new challenge.

“This is my ninth season and I have dedicated a lot of myself to Bayern. But when you’re playing abroad, you have to prove yourself again. You start again from scratch. That can be nice because it offers news possibilities.”

Kahn, who is also captain of the Germanu national side, has a contract at Bayern until 2006.

Bayern coach Ottmar Hitzfeld revealed last March that he feared his captain may be driven out of Germany by the constant intrusion by the media into the player’s private life.