By Daniel Jovanov
Gojko Kacar’s transfer to Hannover has collapsed and he is now set to stay at Hamburg, Goal.com can reveal.
The former Serbia international had been in advanced negotiations with the seventh-placed Bundesliga side, but it seems that any potential transfer in January will no longer occur.
Hamburg sporting director Frank Arnesen wants to raise €6 million to fund a deal in the winter window, and Kacar’s exit would have freed €2m annually for the club to reinvest.
However, the Serb’s salary is believed to have scared off Hannover and ended talks abruptly, with the club instead pursuing Duisburg’s Andre Hoffman, whom they signed on Wednesday.
The breakdown in talks occurred despite Thorsten Fink’s side being willing to sell him on for a loss having signed him for €5m in 2010 from Hertha Berlin.
The player’s uncle and advisor Milan Kacar confirmed to Goal.com that the Lower Saxony club were the only club originally interesting in taking on the 25-year-old.
He said: “There is no other interest from clubs.”