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Ex-Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Bremen midfielder Frings linked with MLS

Former Germany international Torsten Frings is being heavily linked with a move to North America's Major League Soccer.

The 34-year old Werder Bremen captain has been told his contract will not be extended at the Weserstadion past this season, forcing him to look at other options regarding his future.

The former Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich midfielder is wanted by Bremen in a coaching role but director of sport Klaus Allofs has made it clear that if he wants to continue his playing career elsewhere, then the club will hold no grudges.

"We know that he is disappointed. I can understand it," said Allofs,

"Werder Bremen will offer him a job to train as a coach and to acquire the necessary license.

"He will give us his response in the coming days.

"We will make it possible for him to become a coach, but we will also accept his decision if he decides to continue his career at another club."

Frings told Bremen newspaper the Kreiszeitung Syke that he was disappointed with the club's decision with a report on Univision.com furthering that he was considering an option to go to MLS.

"I have to accept the decision," Frings said.

"Too bad, I would have preferred to finish after a more successful season.

"It was not about the money," he added. "I had no offer that I could accept or reject, because there was none."

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