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Voronin in talks over extending Hertha move

Andriy Voronin claims he has opened talks with Hertha Berlin over extending his loan spell from Liverpool.

The Ukrainian is on a season-long loan deal from the Anfield club and scored twice in the 2-1 win over Bayern Munich at the weekend which sent Hertha top of the Bundesliga.

Voronin reportedly met with club officials, including general manager Dieter Hoeness and head of player licence Michael Preetz, yesterday to discuss the possibility of him staying at the Olympiastadion beyond the end of the campaign.

"Yes, we have spoken for the first time," Voronin told the Bild newspaper.

"It was a good talk. I think we are on a positive path," his agent Andrey Golowasch added. Hoeness admits Hertha would like to keep hold of the forward.

"There is a willingness on both sides to continue further," he said. "We value Andriy's performances very much - his goals, presence and experience.

"He also says Hertha are his top priority because he feels very happy with us and in Berlin. Now we have to look for solutions together."


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