VfL Wolfsburg boss Steve McClaren targets free agent Michael Ballack - report

VfL Wolfsburg coach Steve McClaren is readying a move for midfielder Michael Ballack, whose release from Chelsea was confirmed by the club on Wednesday, according to a report from The Daily Mail.

Schalke 04 and Bayer Leverkusen are also believed to be interested in taking the player back to the Bundesliga, whilst rumours have also linked the veteran with a move to Real Madrid.

The 33-year-old has already received "several interesting approaches" according to Gerrmany coach Joachim Loew.

Wolfsburg's general manager Dieter Hoeness has also confirmed that he will be discussing Ballack with McClaren very soon, according to the report.

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