Werder consider Klose offers
By Alex Dunn & Jonne Ylanne. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Werder Bremen have put several of Europe's top clubs on red alert after confirming they will consider offers for Miroslav Klose at the end of the season.
The prolific striker, who finished as top scorer at the World Cup, has continued his form into the new campaign having bagged ten goals for Werder.
Werder are loath to lose their prize asset but with his contract due to expire in 2008, Bremen have reluctantly agreed to his wish of a switch to a foreign league.
"If he expresses a wish (to go) we will deal with any enquiries," Werder's sporting director Klaus Allofs told Kicker.
"But we'll do everything possible to convince him to stay.
"A change would only be possible if the financial details were right and we had a replacement ready."
If reports emanating from Italy prove to be correct, then Klose's next port of call could be Juventus - who are believed to be weighing up a big money bid in January.
With Juventus currently looking good to win an immediate return to Serie A, following their demotion, it is thought Didier Deschamps could be armed with a substantial transfer chest in the summer.
Meanwhile, AEK Athens midfielder Perparim Hetemaj has also reportedly emerged as a target for the fallen Turin giants.
The 19-year-old playmaker admits it is flattering to be linked with a club of Juventus' stature but insists he is focusing his attention on AEK.
"I have a lot to achieve at this club but it's nice that my good performances have been recognised."