German side won’t let striker go.
Bundesliga side Hannover 96 have reiterated their stance on the future of Senegalese striker Mame Diouf by insisting that he will not be sold this summer, Sky Sports reports.
The 25-year-old former Manchester United striker has been a revelation since joining the club back in 2011, scoring 27 goals in 51 appearances and interest has begun to step up in bringing him back to England recently with Fulham reported to be keen on taking him off of Hannover’s hands.
However, Hannover director of sport Dirk Dufner has told any interested parties that they will be wasting their time by going after him this summer as they intend to build the squad rather than take away from it.
“We are certainly not going to sell him,” he told German football magazine Kicker. “He is definitely staying with us.”
The 25-year-old still has a year left to run on his current contract at the AWD-Arena, and Dufner is hoping to extend that deal rather than contemplating losing him on a free transfer next summer.
“Mame is happy in Hannover and we hope to reach an agreement,” he said.
Diouf spent an unhappy three year spell in England with Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers that saw him make just nine appearances during the entire stint, scoring only once.