Michael Ballack is being heavily linked with new A-League franchise Western Sydney Wanderers.

The 35-year old German midfielder is available as a free agent after departing Bayer Leverkusen at the end of last season with reports suggesting that he is being targeted by the Wanderers who are coached by ex-Crystal Palace defender Tony Popovic.

Ballack, who has previously starred for Bayern Munich and Chelsea, also has offers from clubs in the Middle East according to reports but could soon hold talks with West Sydney who are preparing for their debut season in Australia's top flight.

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