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Allofs on brink of Wolfsburg switch

November 12, 2012
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent

Werder Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs is set to move to managerless Wolfsburg, reports in Germany have said.

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GettyImagesKlaus Allofs: Wolfsburg target

At the weekend, Allofs said he had received "no official offer", but that things in football could change fast.

"It is a fact that I am on a contract until 2015," Allofs told reporters before Bremen's match at Schalke. "But you know there are no guarantees it's going to stay that way."

According to reports, the question no longer is if but when Allofs announces his move.

Wolfsburg paper Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung reported that it was now down to whether Bremen's board released Allofs from his contract, while Welt said a Bremen board meeting was due to take place on Monday.

A kicker report suggested that Allofs has already reached an agreement with the Wolves, with a contract until 2016 ready to be signed.

He could be released from his Bremen deal for a fee between €3 million and €5 million, paid by Volkswagen, who sponsor Bremen and own Wolfsburg.

According to kicker, a list of possible successors includes former Bremen players Rune Bratseth, 51, Dietmar Beiersdorfer, 48, and 37-year-old Frank Baumann.

Meanwhile, Hannover have put contract talks with coach Mirko Slomka on hold until the winter break and have set him a deadline of December 20th to decide whether he stays or goes after his contract ends in the summer, kicker has said.

According to Hannover general manager Jorg Schmadtke, a contract is ready to be signed, with only small details to be discussed.

But speaking to Sky after Hannover's 4-2 comeback win at Stuttgart, Slomka claimed: "The contract is not ready to be signed. It is not like we have negotiated a contract that pleases both sides."

He has also been linked with a move to Wolfsburg.