Transfer news

Klose still aiming high

March 26, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Miroslav Klose insists he wants to play for one of the world's top clubs if he leaves Bayern Munich this summer.

Miroslav Klose
GettyImagesMiroslav Klose wants to continue playing at the top

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Klose, 32, is out of contract at the end of the season and it remains to be seen whether he will form part of new Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes' plans.

Klose was said to have been among Real Madrid's targets in January as they looked to ease their injury crisis, but he has more recently been linked with a move to former club Kaiserslautern.

"I can imagine playing for anybody at a high level," Klose told the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. "I am fit, football is no torture or drag for me, and I don't just want to play out the end of my career in any old place.

"At the moment, I still want to play at a level which is higher than Kaiserslautern."

He added: "Anything is possible, even a move abroad, but that does not mean Qatar. It would still be a bit early for that."