Former Stoke midfielder Stephen Ireland is discussing a possible move to the German Bundesliga, according to MailOnline.

The 31-year old former Republic of Ireland international left Stoke at the end of last season and has interested a number of Bundesliga clubs.

While he is open to a move abroad, he also has interest from a number of English sides.

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Given that he is a free agent, the former Aston Villa and Manchester City man can sign for a new club outside of the confines of the transfer window.

Last season Ireland made just five appearances for the Potters, having recovered from a serious injury, but is now fit and ready to compete again.

Ireland had trained with Bolton earlier this summer, but he failed to agree terms on a potential deal with the Championship club.