Dortmund linked with Balaban
By Thomas Zeh. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Borussia Dortmund have been linked with Croatian international Bosko Balaban.
The striker looks set to leave UEFA Champions League starters Club Brugge at the end of his contract next summer and Dortmund seem ready to join the hunt for his services as they attempt to find a replacement for giant forward Jan Koller.
The Czech international, who is currently sidelined after tearing cruciate ligaments, has announced that he will not extend his spell at the Westfalenstadion.
Dortmund were rebuffed in their attempts for Barcelona's Swedish international Henrik Larsson and landing Balaban on a free transfer could help coach Bert Van Marwijk to solve his problems up front.
Balaban, who flopped playing Premiership football for Aston Villa, has established himself as one of the most reliable goalscorers in the Jupiler League and is believed to be keen to strive to prove himself in a bigger league once again.