Werder Bremen draw up contingency plans despite interest in Lee Buchanan

Newly-promoted Bundesliga side Werder Bremen are drawing up contingency plans in case they miss out on Derby County left-back Lee Buchanan, according to Kicker.

Relegated to League One, Derby County are undergoing bankruptcy proceedings and their search for a new investor is dragging on, which is slowing down Bremen’s pursuit of Buchanan.

Should this transfer saga drag on, Werder Bremen will be forced to look at other options as they search the market for a left-back.

Buchanan (21) played 30 games in the Championship for Derby County under Wayne Rooney last season and has played 75 in all competitions since making his debut in August 2019.

The situation is also similar to Werder Bremen’s pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen right-back Mitchell Weiser. Despite one-year remaining on his current deal, B04 would allow Weiser to leave on a free transfer.

However, the 28-year-old earns around €3m and would need to take a pay cut to join SVW permanently.

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