Bremen after Czech starlet

Bremen tracking Czech starlet
By Eurosport

03/08/2007 at 12:02Updated

Werder Bremen sporting director Klaus Allofs has confirmed his club are interested in signing Czech under-20 striker Martin Fenin.

Fenin helped the Czechs to the final of the Under-20 World Cup in Canada last month, and scored the first goal of the final against Argentina, only to see his beaten eventually succumb 2-1 to the South Americans.

"Our scouts have noticed him at the Under 20 World Cup in Canada and immediately noted his name down in their notepads, we are keeping tabs on him," Allofs told Kicker.

Hertha Berlin are also reportedly keen on the player, and Allofs insisted his club would have to keep in contact with the player's club, FK Teplice, in order not to lose out in the race to sign him.

"Fenin is a player who will improve in the future and we have to stay in the game for him," he added.

However, FK Teplice director Frantisek Hrdlicka refused to confirm negotiations had taken place with either club, saying merely: "Until we sit down with Martin and discuss the offers that are lying on the table, I will not confirm any teams' names."