Michael Ballack

Michael Ballack has confirmed that he is in talks with MLS side New York Red Bulls over a possible deal, with the former Chelsea midfielder considering his options with his contract running down.

Ballack came out at the start of the month and claimed that he still regretted not making the move to Barcelona in 2004, with the former Germany international telling reporters: "Yes, it's a shame that in 2004 I could not complete my transfer.

"We had reached an agreement with the club and we had the approval of Uli Hoeness but I was ultimately thwarted in signing that summer.

"After Euro 2004 Hoeness told me that I was not transferable and prevented my move.

"Of course, I was angry and disappointed that Bayern had given the OK to my departure to Barcelona, which was all agreed. Sometimes I think of what it would have been like to play with [Lionel] Messi, Xavi, [Andres] Iniesta and Barca's other stars.

"I was very excited about the idea of coming. In 2006 I ended up at Chelsea on a free transfer, so Bayern did not see a euro for me."

And now, after a decorated career including four years at Chelsea and two spells with Leverkusen, Ballack looks likely to join Henry for a big-money move to America.

"It is too early to talk about a change to the MLS. But yes, there is a possibility that I will go to the New York Red Bulls," he said, as reported by Bild.

The USA transfer window is open until the 15th April, meaning that the 35 year old still has time to decide if a move is suitable.

Henry made the move to New York from Barcelona in 2010, and though he spent a loan spell at Arsenal this season, he has made the return to continue his commitment to the MLS club.

The reunion of Ballack and Henry will certainly be an interesting one, with the two last facing off for Chelsea and Arsenal respectively in the late 2000s.