Hamburg midfielder Gojko Kacar is set to stay at the club after his transfer to Hannover fell through late last week.
Kacar, 25, was set to make the proposed move to the Lower Saxony club, but the two parties were unable to agree on financial terms.
The Hamburg man was offered a deal running until 2016, set to earn him a total of €4.2 million,Hamburger Morgenpost reports, but Kacar refused the offer, holding out for more.
“[Hannover] 96 general manager Jorg Schmadtke has turned Kacar down,” Hannover spokesman Alex Jacob told <i>Neue Presse Hannover</i>.
Hamburg general manager Frank Arnesen added: “That’s unfortunate for Hamburg, for Kacar and for 96.”
Kacar, who is tied down at his club until 2015, had originally been optimistic about a move to Hannover and even stayed behind in Germany while the rest of the squad were in Abu Dhabi for the club’s winter training camp.
With the Hannover deal now dead in the water, Arnesen has revealed the club’s desire to find a new destination for the player.
“We have got until the end of this month to find a new club for Gojko,” Arnesen said.
However, Kacar’s uncle and agent, Milan Kacar, hinted that the player may now be staying put.
“We will not be looking for a new club,” he said. “If there is interest, we will listen to it. Otherwise we will wait and see what happens during the second part of the season. It is not like Gojko desperately wants to leave the club.”
Since joining Hamburg from Hertha Berlin in 2010, Kacar has made 44 appearances and scored three goals. The midfielder has yet to play a minute in the Bundesliga this season, though, and is currently training with Hamburg’s reserves.