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Michael Ballack to Atlético de Kolkata?

Former Germany captain Michael Ballackis being considered by Atlético de Kolkata (ATK) as their marquee player for the third edition of the Indian Super League.

“Ballack is among a few other names that are being considered… We haven’t decided yet and could arrive at a decision only after Euro 2016 comes to an end,”

a source said on Wednesday.

The Calcutta-based franchise has also been in talks with Diego Forlan.

Former Spanish international Luis Garcia and former Portuguese international Hélder Postiga were the marquee players for ATK in the first two editions of the ISL.

Ballack is among the top goal scorers in the history of the German national team. He won the German Footballer of the Year award thrice — in 2002, 2003 and 2005.

The German midfielder last played for Bayer Leverkusen and his farewell match was held at Leipzig’s Red Bull Arena. The match was won 4-3 by a World XI side against the Friends of Ballack, with Ballack himself scoring a hat-trick.