Scoring 17 goals for Cologne this season is some feat for Anthony Modeste, whilst his performances have attracted the interest of some top clubs, namely from China.
Subject to a €40 million bid from the Chinese Super League, Cologne don’t want to get rid of their star player as they chase a place in next season’s European competitions.
“Our stance is clear. We won’t jeopardise our sporting goals because of a transfer, even though it’s about a lot of money. We’ve already said that to the [Chinese] club and all advisers in this matter,” said sporting director Jörg Schmadtke told Kicker.