Werder Bremen defender Naldo has revealed that he hopes to return to his native Brazil in the summer.
The club's hierarchy are set to make big changes to the way the Bundesliga club are run and the current squad may have to be streamlined.
And the 29-year-old, who signed for the club in the summer of 2005, looks like he could be just one of a whole host of big-name stars set to leave the Weserstadion.
The central defender, who was close to returning to Brazil with Internacional in January before being convinced to stay in Bremen, admits that he cannot guarantee that he would make the same decision in the summer.
"A return to Brazil remains interesting for me,'' he told Bild newspaper. "My wife is often alone here in Germany with the children. If a good offer is made to Werder, then I could go.''
Goalkeeper Tim Wiese and striker Claudio Pizarro are both reported to be considering their futures as long-time coach Thomas Schaaf fielded one of the youngest-ever sides for a Bundesliga fixture last weekend.
"I have ambitions,'' said Naldo. "If all of the stars leave, then it will be hard to realise them. My agent is coming this week and we are going to have to talk to Werder.''