Bayern Munich and German Euro 2008 star Bastian Schweinsteiger says he is drawn to the prospect of English football.
By Nick Horsburgh
Speaking before Germany's 1-0 loss to Spain in the Euro 2008 final, the 23-year-old winger admitted that it has been a personal dream to play in England.
"England does have a good appeal," said Schweinsteiger.
"It is now one of the world's best leagues and I heard all about it from Michael, Jens Lehmann and Thomas Hitzlsperger who have all played there.
"I have always wanted to play in England so we will see if it happens this year."
Bayern have already slapped an imposing 32 million U.S. dollar price to buy-out the player from his contract with the club, a matter which could discourage some teams from making a move.
However, Bayern are known for spotting chances to make a good profit and if a club approaches the German champions with a large enough deal, Schweinsteiger could see his English dreams realised.