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Rolfes to end with Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen captain Simon Rolfes has said he will finish his career with his current club rather than move somewhere else.

The 31-year-old is unlikely to be finishing any time soon, however, as he is under contract until June 2015 and has been a regular in the first team this season.

The Germany international joined Leverkusen from Alemannia Aachen in 2005 and says playing for another club for a couple of years does not interest him.

He told kicker-Sportmagazin: "I actually think I will retire as a player of Bayer Leverkusen one day.

"There is no use for me in playing those final years of my career in Qatar or so. Alemannia Aachen, the club where I once started my professional life, is currently also not very much on the up."

Rolfes has enjoyed playing Champions League football this season, after Bayer's third placed finish in the Bundesliga last term.

He played the full 90 minutes in both of their defeats by Manchester United and scored to make it 1-1 at Old Trafford.

A win at Real Sociedad on Tuesday night could see them qualify from Group A, and clearly the Champions League is where Rolfes wants to be playing.

He continued: "Playing football is a wonderful profession. And my utmost ambition is to retire from the game on a high."