Hannover 96 are to take legal action against Polonia Warsaw’s Pawel Wszolek after the winger turned his back on the German club at the last minute.
Reports had suggested that Hannover had finally struck a deal with Wszolek, 20, at the weekend.
Although the Poland international missed his first medical at the club last week, Hannover general manager Jorg Schmadtke reportedly flew out to Warsaw and completed the deal.
“We have reached an agreement. The player will be in Hannover on Wednesday, and will do the medical. We have done the paperwork, the player has signed the contract,” Schmadtke said upon his return to Germany.
However, Bild are now reporting that Wszolek has decided against joining the Bundesliga club.
“I have decided to stay at Polonia and not take the Hannover offer. I will not be in Hannover for the medical on Wednesday,” Wszolek told Polish football daily Przeglad Sportowy.
Confronted with the latest developments, Schmadtke revealed on Tuesday that the club will be looking to take action against the player.
“We are not able to make any contact with the player. Signals are growing stronger, he believes he does not have to join us,” Schmadtke said.
“We will take legal action and call UEFA. He has been lying to us.”