Tymoshchuk may leave Bayern

Experienced midfielder attracting interest from Russia and Italy

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk: Considering his future at Bayern amid interest from Italy and Russia

Bayern Munich's Anatoliy Tymoshchuk is considering his future at the club ahead of the new season.

The 33-year-old defensive midfielder joined the Bavarian giants from Russian club Zenit St Petersburg in 2009.

He holds the distinction of being the most capped player in Ukraine's history but has struggled for a first-team place at Bayern in recent seasons.

Tymoshchuk's contract expires in 2013 and he admits to having several options for the forthcoming season.


"Maybe I'll stay in Munich, I don't know yet," Tymoshchuk told Kicker.

The former Shakhtar Donetsk player added that he had "a few options in Russia" and was "in contact with several clubs".

According to certain sources, the versatile veteran is being tracked by Napoli and AC Milan.

His future could depend on whether or not Bayern can complete the signing of Athletic Bilbao's Javi Martinez, who, like Tymoshchuk, can play in defensive midfield and central defence.