Hannover rule out Stajner move
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hannover 96 have turned down a request by Sparta Prague to bring Jiri Stajner back to Czech Republic.
The gifted but inconsistent offensive midfielder feels he needs more first-team action to win back his place in the national team ahead of Euro 2004 and his agent Pavel Zika had already opened talks about a loan move to Sparta.
"I know about these plans as I had talks with Sparta, but this deal is out of the question," declared Hannover coach Ralf Rangnick.
Stajner joined Hannover from Slovan Liberec in 2002, but is unhappy about his substitute status at the AWD-Arena.
Meanwhile, the Bundesliga outfit have confirmed their interest in bringing Deportivo La Coruna midfielder Jaime back to Germany.
The former Real Madrid star is currently out of favour at the Primera side, and has made clear his desire to quit the Riazor.
Hannover's director of sport Richard Moar has admitted the club want to set up a loan deal for the player, as they did last term, but concedes that financial restraints could scupper any deal.
"I want Jaime, and would love to be able to count on him again, but our economic situation is not good and we will have to see what happens," he stated.
"The truth is that since Christmas I have not spoken to (Deportivo president, Augusto Cesar) Lendoiro, but we need Jaime."