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Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira has said he would not rule out a return to the Bundesliga but could play in another country first after his days in Serie A come to an end.

Khedira has just over a year left to run on his contract and he recently said he would like to extend his stay, dismissing a mooted move to Major League Soccer.

There were reports that he would return to the Bundesliga after he was seen with Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness -- a meeting he said was about plans away from football.

"The Bundesliga's a great league even if they have some problems at the moment, but it's very attractive," the Germany international told the SID news agency.

"I've had a great time abroad and I'm always attracted by new challenges and things that I don't know yet; where you need to find yourself again with a new mentality, a new city, a new country.

"I'm still relatively young and still have a few years to go but, having said that, I still wouldn't rule out a return to the Bundesliga."

Khedira has added two Serie A titles to the two La Liga titles he won at Real Madrid and his Bundesliga crown with Stuttgart but said he expected this season's Serie A race to go down to the wire.

"It's neck-and-neck between Napoli and us," he said. "The title race hasn't been this exciting in ages.

"They're a point ahead so they're in pole position. We've got a strong team, not just 11 but 20 top players, and our advantage over Napoli is that we've won quite a few titles yet the hunger has not abated.

"We desperately want the title -- our fans are craving it."

Juve are also hoping to reach a third Champions League final in four years but face a tough challenge at Tottenham Hotspur after drawing the first leg 2-2 at home.

"The chances are still 50/50. We didn't play a good game [in the first leg]," he said. "Tottenham played an extremely good game and were better than we were."