Bayern Munich Veteran Keen On Monaco Switch

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Bayern Munich defender, Daniel Van Buyten, has said that he is open to a switch to French club Monaco at the end on the season, Sky Sports reports.

The 35-year-old is out of contract at the Allianz Arena at the end of the season and the champions have yet to offer him a new deal, and his situation has alerted a number of clubs across Europe.

However, the Belgian international has signalled that he may be interested in a move to Monaco as they prepare to return to Ligue 1 next season. “Why not return to France?,” he said, “There are interesting options like Monaco.”

Van Buyten had made a name for himself during a three year stint at Marseille before heading to Germany with Hamburg (via Manchester City,) and then joining Bayern in 2006.

He has a long list of personal and team honours collected during his time with the Bavarian giants but this season he has made just 14 appearances as the club have romped to the Bundesliga title, which they wrapped up this weekend.

The 70-cap international is still a key part of the Belgian national side where he partners Vincent Kompany at the back and is thought to be keen on joining the squad in Brazil next year as they hope to qualify for their first World Cup since 1994.

Monaco are currently top of Ligue 2 and look set to return to the French top flight this term.

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