Ballack to leave Leverkusen after season

Bayer Leverkusen's Michael Ballack gestures during the German Bundesliga first division soccer...

Bayer Leverkusen's Michael Ballack gestures during the German Bundesliga first division soccer match against Hanover 96 in Hanover, December 10, 2011. (REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer)

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LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - Bayer Leverkusen has confirmed that midfielder Michael Ballack will leave the club at the end of the season.

The former Germany international is out of contract this summer and he is reported to be interested in finishing his career outside Germany.

Ballack, 35, has two goals in 13 Bundesliga games this season for Leverkusen, which also advanced to the round of 16 in the Champions League to meet Barcelona.


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