Franck Ribery's future at Bayern Munich has come under fresh scrutiny after the French superstar refused to confirm whether he would see out his contract with the Bundesliga champions.
Ribery, whose contract at the Allianz Arena until June 2011, has further enhanced his reputation as one of Europe's premier midfielders with some virtuoso performances for Bayern, that despite missing much of the beginning of the campaign due to injury.
Naturally his displays have caught the attention of Europe's elite, and the likes of Inter Milan and Real Madrid would be all too willing to splash cash on him should there be a clear and present opportunity.
"I have a four-year-contract. But promising that I will fulfill it? That is difficult," said Ribery, in what could be interpreted as a ploy to get the rumor mills churning.
"I feel very happy, but that is difficult. I am open to anything. In football you never know what is going to happen," he told the Bild newspaper, speaking from Bayern's training camp in Dubai.
--Derek Wanner, Goal.com