HERZOG VOWS TO STAY
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 32-year-old Austrian captain has not seen eye to eye with Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf and insisted that he would leave the club at the end of the season.
Herzog has not yet been able to find an interested club and admitted: "I have informed the club that my talks with other clubs have come to nothing."
Alaves and Rapid Vienna are interested in the midfielder, but have been put off by Herzog's high wages and Bremen's £1.5 million asking fee.
Werder are also struggling to keep hold of their in-demand Peruvian star Claudio Pizarro.
The 22-year-old forward has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave for £5 million and European clubs such as Barcelona and Internazionale are queuing up for his signature.
Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs declared: "We want to convince Claudio that he will develop here as a player, but if it comes down to money we can't compete."