Bundesliga Transfer Rumors: Mame Biram Diouf Going On Loan To Hannover

The rumors are swirling around Germany as the January transfer window winds to a close

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Mame Biram Diouf Completes Move To Hannover 96 From Manchester United

The Senegalese forward leaves Manchester for Hannover after just two years in England.


Hannover Agree To Take Mame Biram Diouf On Loan From Manchester United

Hannover have agreed with Manchester United to take Senegal international Mame Biram Diouf on loan as the striker looks for more regular playing time, or any playing time at all really. Diouf still needs to agree to go on loan, but considering how little playing time he is getting at Old Trafford, it is tough to imagine him not agreeing to go.

Hannover sporting director Jorg Schmadtke confirmed the impending signing on Friday, stating, "we have an agreement with Manchester United, but now the player must give us the okay."

Diouf was a fine striker for Molde before United brought him on, but he never found his footing with the Red Devils and has only played in their three Carling Cup matches this season. The 24-year-old spent last season on loan with Blackburn and how looks set for another loan, this time in Germany. He won't be in for an easy run of matches at Hannover either though. Mohammed Abdellaoue is certainly not about to be displaced as starting striker and even displacing Jan Schlaudraff will be difficult so Diouf isn't in for a run of starts anytime soon.


Stuttgart Transfer Rumor: Vedad Ibisevic Joining The Swabians

Hoffenheim striker Vedad Ibisevic is being linked with a move to the Mercedes-Benz Arena and VfB Stuttgart. Talks between the two clubs began last week, and Bild is reporting that an agreement has been reached between the two sides. The reported move will see Ibisevic joining Stuttgart for a transfer fee of €5.5m.

Ibisevic's current contract runs through 2013, and contract extension talks with Hoffenheim have stalled. The Bosnian international was rumored to be making a move last summer to English Premier League club Blackburn Rovers, but that move never materialized due to a knee injury sustained by the striker. Hoffenheim would like to move him now or next summer to maximize their profit.

A transfer to Stuttgart will see Ibisevic join a strong forward corps consisting of Cacau, Pavel Pogrebnyak, Martin Harnik, and Shinji Okazaki.

Hoffenheim is rumored to be looking at Wolfsburg's Srđan Lakić as his replacement if the move occurs.


Dimitar Berbatov Unlikely To Return To Bayer Leverkusen

The transfer rumor that wouldn't die may have finally been killed dead. Bayer Leverkusen have dismissed reports that they have bid on Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov or that they are planning to bid for him. Berbatov first made a name for himself in European football at Bayer, where he was one of the best players in the Bundesliga during his final three seasons, before he made a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Berbatov has 47 goals in 105 league games for Manchester United, but he still isn't first choice and has been linked to various moves for the last couple of years. Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan have been linked to moves and Tottenham fans would like him back, but it doesn't appear that Berbatov is going anywhere. He will be the subject of more rumors during the summer, but it looks very likely that the Bulgarian will be sticking around through January.


Bayer Leverkusen Transfer Rumors: Michael Ballack Likely To Leave Club In Summer

Michael Ballack returned to Bayer Leverkusen in 2010 with plenty of questions to answer. Battling injury, age and doubts after a rough stint at Chelsea, nobody knew exactly what to expect from Ballack when he joined his old club. Injuries and age have remained a problem at the Bay Arena, but when he's played, he's played well and shown flashes of his old brilliance. The Bay Arena won't be witness to it for much longer though. The club's general manager Rudi Voller said that he expects Ballack to leave the club when his contract expires in the summer.

"At this moment, the trend is he will leave our club come the end of the season," Voller told Sky Deutschland. "I am not expecting this, but things seem to go this way."

Ballack has long been linked to a move to MLS and this summer could be when he finally makes that move. At 35 years old, it would be a shock if Ballack hung up his boots either, while a stay in Germany with another club remains an option.


Borussia Dortmund Transfer Rumors: Die Borussen Have Inside Track on Reus, But Others Lurking

Borussia Monchengladbach star Marco Reus is one of the hottest commodities in German football, though it appears any move the 22-year old German international makes won't happen until this summer.

Reus appears likely to head to Borussia Dortmund (Dortmund is his hometown) but there will be competition from Bayern Munich and possible Real Madrid as well for the forward. Spanish daily AS has been stirring the proverbial pot with reports that Jose Mourinho and his scouts are "keeping an eye" on the young German who has been in sensational form this season at Monchengladbach. After all, 10 goals in 15 matches will usually lead to your name being all over the rumor pages.

If Reus ends up heading to Dortmund, it could open the door for the club to move attacking midfielder Mario Götze who himself has been the subject of some high value transfer rumors. Dortmund remains steadfast for the moment that Götze and fellow popular transfer target Mats Hummels are staying put.

It appears the only real certainty is that Reus won't make a move until the summer...of course, I also didn't think Thierry Henry would go on loan with Arsenal.


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