Bayern midfielder open to move

Van Bommel confirms Milan interest

January 13, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Bayern Munich midfielder Mark van Bommel has confirmed that AC Milan have made enquiries about signing him, but while he admitted he is considering a move, the Dutchman said there have been no serious offers yet.

GettyImagesMark van Bommel terminated his contract to move.

Van Bommel's contract expires at the end of the season and his future has been the subject of much speculation, with Milan consistently linked with his signature in recent weeks.

On Wednesday, the Dutchman's agent played down talk of a move to the Rossoneri, saying he would "be in Milan but to discuss other matters", but Van Bommel's comments on Thursday will do little to dampen the speculation.

The former PSV and Barcelona midfielder admitted he is considering leaving Bayern after four years at the club, but claimed he has yet to receive any concrete offers.

"I've read some of the rumours about me leaving Bayern Munich," Van Bommel told Radio 538. "It's not like I read eveything, but my name comes up quite a lot on the internet at the moment.

"They're right when they write that there's some interest, but nothing's serious at the moment. There are a number of clubs from England, Italy and Netherlands that want me.

"It's very possible that PSV are among the interested teams. I haven't spoken to any clubs yet, but I will definitely consider a move. I can switch clubs now or in the summer. Everything's possible.

"Milan have also shown an interest in signing me. We are currently in talks with them. I don't really start thinking about it though until the interest gets really serious.

"There have been plenty of offers, but I've turned down several options. I need to have a good feeling with an eventual new club and I have to feel at home there."

Despite Van Bommel's suggestion otherwise, Milan vice president Adriano Galliani has said that the Italian giants will not move for him.

"He is an important player, Galliani told Sky Italia. "But his age is such that we aren't thinking about it, no."