Podolski move 'unrealistic', claim Werder Bremen

The former Bayern Munich forward has been linked with a return to Bundesliga but general manager Thomas Eichin has ruled out a move to Weserstadion
Werder Bremen have distanced themselves from a possible move for Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski, claiming it would be "unrealistic" to try to sign the Germany international.

Podolski spent the second half of the 2014-15 campaign with Inter Milan, but struggled to make an impact at San Siro and will return to the Emirates Stadium after the Serie A outfit chose not to make his move permanent.

The 30-year-old has since been linked with a series of clubs, but Bremen general manager Thomas Eichin insists the Bundesliga side will not attempt to bring him back to Germany.

"Lukas Podolski is a great footballer, I like him," he told Bild.

"But we do not need to discuss such rumours. It is totally unrealistic for us to make a move for him."