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FC Koln Not Interested In Re-Signing Arsenal Attacker Lukas Podolski

It has been reported that FC Koln have cooled reports of re-signing Arsenal attacker Lukas Podolski.

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It has been reported that has grown dissatisfied with life at the Emirates after failing to make a Premier League start so far this season.

Jorg Schmadtke, Koln’s managing director, told Bild: “We do not have €5m and we can’t pay the salary for a player like Podolski.

“Podolski needs a team where he can play to its strengths and bring them to full advantage.

“We cannot currently offer that.

“I told him our point of view and I think Lukas sees it the same way.”

Koln’s president, Werner Spinner, added: “It would be difficult to integrate a 121-cap international, who also plays in the Champions League with Arsenal.

“We will never again impose such a responsibility on one player.

“No-one has anything against Podolski returning to Koln – he is a popular figure – but we do not want to jeopardise the team’s uniformity.”

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