by David McDonnell
Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller has hinted he could leave the club this summer.
Muller is still reeling from Bayern losing to Chelsea in the Champions League final and missing out on the Bundesliga title to Borussia Dortmund.
The 22-year-old Germany star was confined to the bench at Bayern for much of last season and has suggested he could be ready to seek a new challenge.
Muller’s declaration of unrest will alert several Premier League clubs, while Inter Milan are understood to be keen on the £25million-rated star.
“Everybody knows that not only do I wear the Bayern Munich emblem on my shirt, but Bayern will always be my club,” said Muller.
“I am therefore not forced to think about leaving. But the situation at the moment does not particularly make me say that I would not listen to offers.”
England fans will remember Muller for scoring twice in Germany’s emphatic 4-1 win over Fabio Capello’s side in the last 16 of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
He started all 10 of Germany’s qualifying games for Euro 2012 as Joachim Low’s team made the tournament with a 100 per cent record.
During the qualifiers, Muller scored three goals and provided seven assists, further underlying his importance to Germany.
Muller, who is contracted to Bayern until 2015, said his immediate focus was on helping Germany win Euro 2012, but his future beyond the finals is uncertain.
He added: “I am here to play at the European Championships and that is the one and only thing I am concentrating on.”