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Talks between FC Köln and Benedikt Höwedes break down

Negotiations between FC Köln and Lokomotiv Moscow defender Benedikt Höwedes have broken down, according to Kicker.

The Bundesliga club were interested in signing the 31-year-old on a six-month loan deal but with no guarantee of the loan becoming a permanent deal in the summer, Höwedes will likely remain at Lokomotiv for the remainder of the season.

Höwedes had been willing to take a pay cut to join Köln, who will now seemingly turn their attentions elsewhere.

 

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