Beck going nowhere
Hoffenheim do not expect captain Andreas Beck to leave the club after an end of interest from Juventus.
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 27/06/11 11:26am
Hoffenheim general manager Ernst Tanner does not expect captain Andreas Beck to leave the club this summer.
The Germany international full-back was a target of Juventus, who are undergoing a remodelling process of their squad.
But Tanner claims that he has not heard anything more than initial interest in 24-year-old Beck from the Serie A giants.
Tanner told kicker-Sportmagazin: "Juventus did approach us. But lately they have not responded to us.
"I feel they are no longer interested in Andreas Beck. I suppose this case is closed."
Meanwhile, Hoffenheim manager Holger Stanislawski has told BILD that he will not stand in the way of Croatia international Josip Simunic's attempts to work his way back into the first team.
The club and player's agent were involved in a war of words at the end of last season over allegations that the defender had been unfairly treated when suspended from training.
Stanislawski said: "Josip Simunic is going to arrive for training. He will have a chance over here.
"He will be welcomed with open arms and is able to show me on the pitch he is willing to win himself a role."