FC Cologne athletic director Jorg Schmadtke says Senegalese centre-back Salif Sane wants to for them and not Hertha Berlin.
He said: “Sure, that’s a demanded price on in him, but he’s designated for sale anyway. We made a first offer, not a second one for the time being. Sané, however wants to join us. And we are the only club offering, rumours about him moving to Herha Berlin are pure speculation”.
Equipped with a second French passport, the former Bordeaux and Nancy player is set to leave Hanseatic side after their relegation to Zweite Bundesliga.