Nurnberg cool on AZ ace
By Jeffrey Glorie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Nurnberg have abandoned plans to make a bid to sign AZ striker Danny Koevermans.Nurnberg have abandoned plans to make a renewed bid to sign AZ Alkmaar striker Danny Koevermans.
The German club had expressed an interest in signing the Holland international, who has hinted he would like to move on over the summer.
AZ are reluctant to sell Koevermans, particularly after losing out to Feyenoord for the signing of Roy Makaay.
With AZ unable to secure a replacement for Koevermans, Nurnberg admit they have been forced to look elsewhere.
"We have got some other options that we are working on," said Nurnberg technical director Martin Bader, with Israel international - and Portsmouth target - Roberto Colautti rumoured to be under consideration.
Feyenoord remain interested in Koevermans, although they have previously baulked at AZ's £4million price tag.
Meanwhile, AZ have completed a deal to sign defender Milano Koenders from relegated RKC Waalwijk.
Koenders has signed a five-year contract with AZ, while goalkeeper Theo Zwarthoed has gone the other way to join RKC on a season-long loan.