Klose weighs up MLS offer

EXCLUSIVE: The former Germany striker is seriously considering finishing his career in the United States but is reluctant to leave Lazio in March, when the MLS season begins
By Manuele Baiocchini

Miroslav Klose is mulling over a move to MLS but is reluctant to leave Lazio before his contract expires at the end of the Serie A season.

The former Germany international is bound to the Biancocelesti until June 30, 2016 but is free to sign for another club in January.

Klose has already received a tempting offer from an MLS outfit and he is open to the idea of bringing the curtain down on his illustrious career in the United States.

However, the 37-year-old, who has been at the Stadio Olimpico since 2011, has an excellent rapport with Lazio officials and is reluctant to request that he be released before the end of his contract in order to be available for the start of the MLS season in March.

Klose recently turned down an offer from Germany boss Joachim Low to accompany the national team squad to Euro 2016 in an ambassadorial role but the striker is interested in taking up a management role with his country's football association (DFB) when he retires.

The World Cup's all-time record goalscorer is also considering a future in coaching and he could even be offered a job with Lazio, given his healthy working relationship with Biancocelesti boss Stefano Pioli.

For now, though, Klose is concentrating solely on finishing his club career with a flourish, having failed to net a single goal in Serie A by November.