Hannover have announced the signing of Japan international midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake from relegated Nurnberg.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert denies he is in talks to sign Porto midfielder Steven Defour in January.
Makoto Hasebe can help Nurnberg team-mate and fellow Japan star Hiroshi Kiyotake achieve new heights this season.
Aston Villa's pursuit of Hiroshi Kiyotake appears to be over after he revealed he wants to stay at Nurnberg.
Nurnberg have received no fresh bids for Hiroshi Kiyotake and consider him to be part of their long-term plans.
The Summer Scout eyes Japanese star Hiroshi Kiyotake, spotted at the Confederations Cup.
Japan international Hiroshi Kiyotake has admitted his interest in a move to Europe amid reported interest from Stuttgart.