FIFA president Sepp Blatter says he is ready to stand for a fifth term if he receives the backing of the member associations of soccer's ruling body.

"I'm in good health and I don't see why I should now think about stopping the work," he told Swiss public radio RTS on Friday. "If the member associations ask me to be a candidate I would not say no."

Blatter has been president since 1998 and was given another four-year mandate in 2011.

Last month, Jerome Champagne, a former close advisor to Sepp Blatter, announced that he was to stand for the presidency of the world governing body.