The Bundesliga outfit are ready to cash in on a number of players in order to raise funds to keep their star player at the club
The Germany international has a contract until the summer of 2013, and is continually being linked with a move to a bigger club. Nevertheless, Koln are keen to hold on to the attacker and are planning to open talks about a new deal early in January.
Podolski, however, wants the club to strengthen their squad in order to be able to fight for the European places before signing a new deal.
As such, Koln are reportedly ready to sell the aforementioned five players in order to generate funds to bring in reinforcements.
Koln have a €25 million debt at the moment and desperately need to cash in on a number of players before being able to add fresh blood to their squad.