Bremen still tracking Pizarro
Werder Bremen have not given up hope of briniging Claudio Pizarro back to the club on a full-time basis.
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 29/07/09 5:29pm
Werder Bremen have not given up hope of bringing Claudio Pizarro back to the club on a full-time basis.
The Chelsea striker spent the 2008/09 campaign on loan in Germany, his second spell with the Bundesliga outfit.
He bagged 28 goals during an impressive season, including four en route to helping Bremen to the Uefa Cup final.
Unsurprisingly, the Peruvian is wanted back at Weserstadion, with the club keen to talk terms with Chelsea.
Pizarro feels he has unfinished business in England, and would not be averse to trying to make an impact at Stamford Bridge, but Bremen are poised to make a move for his services.
"We are going to open up talks once again in the next few days," Bremen boss Klaus Allofs told the club's official website.
Meanwhile, Werder have revealed that South American starlet John Jairo Mosquera has penned a new deal with the club.
It has also been confirmed that the Colombian U21 international, who is now tied to the club until 2012, will spend the new season on loan at second division outfit FC Union Berlin.
"We regard John Jairo Mosquera as a player that has all the qualities to succeed in the Bundesliga in the future," said Allofs.
"In his efforts to improve his current qualities he has found a good club in FC Union Berlin, a side that requires attacking power right now."
Allofs has also revealed that Tim Borowski, who recently re-signed for Bremen after an unhappy 12 months at Bayern Munich, took a pay cut in order to return to the club.
"Tim Borowski was so determined to join us that, after looking at the deal, he waived a lot of money to do so," he said.
Borowski added: "It is no secret that I feel at home at Werder after first joining the club as a teenager.
"I was keen to come back to Werder Bremen and I had to accept a pay cut in order to do this."