Kadlec set on German move

Defender linked with Hamburg, Leverkusen and Dortmund

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Highly-rated Sparta Prague defender Michal Kadlec looks set to spurn any interest from England to move to Germany.

The left-sided defender, who almost joined Celtic a couple of seasons ago, is attracting strong interest from a host of clubs - one of which is reported to be Newcastle, who are in the market for a left-back.

However, Kadlec - the son of Czech legend Miroslav, is keen to follow in his father's footsteps, as he spent eight seasons in the Bundesliga with Kaiserslautern.

Hamburg, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen are all to be interested in taking him to Germany.

As well as German and English interest, Real Betis and Lyon have also enquired about him - but Kadlec seems intent on his future.

"I don't want to be more specific, but everyone who knows me well knows that I would like to play in Germany," he told Denik Sport.

"Either Leverkusen or Hamburg or Dortmund, with all those the negotiations are only at the beginning. I stay in touch with my agent Pavel Zika who told me that we would sit down and discuss my future during the international week."