Bayern Munich’s Rafinha, a reported Chelsea target, has told Sport Bild that he received offers from clubs in England and Spain over the summer and suggested that he may be open to leaving Bayern Munich in the future.
Rafinha signed for Bayern from Genoa in 2011 and since then he has won five Bundesliga titles, three German cups and the 2013 Champions League.
The Brazil international, who was reportedly the subject of a deadline-day bid from Chelsea, is under contract until the end of the season.
Talking to Bild he said, “Bayern’s bosses know I already had offers from England and Spain before the season started. I have Bayern in my heart and I always give 100 percent, they can always count on me. Therefore, I think those responsible understand that I really want to play, otherwise I will have to think about my future.”
After the retirement of Philipp Lahm, Joshua Kimmich took over the role of first choice right back. At present Rafinha is filling in at left back for the injured David Alaba.
So far he has played in four of Bayern’s five Bundesliga games this season and has also been given starts in the Champions League and DFB Pokal.
He added, “I have a very good relationship and contact with the coach [Carlo Ancelotti] and I’m convinced I will get my game time.”
Rafinha is also hoping to earn a place in the Brazil squad for next year’s World Cup. He has played four times for the country and doubled his caps when he made a comeback after a break of three years in Australia this summer. He came on as a second-half substitute in Brazil’s 1-0 defeat to Argentina, but started the comfortable 4-0 win over Australia.