Darmstadt manager Markus Anfang says he is seeking clarification on reported Derby County target Serdar Dursun’s situation after an offer was received, Bild report.
The 29-year-old striker is out of contract with Darmstadt this coming summer.
Derby were heavily linked with a move for Dursun in October. Bild, however, reported the Rams failed with a bid as Darmstadt didn’t have a replacement lined up.
The Rams have retained their interest in the striker ahead of January.
But Bild claim the Championship club now face competition for his signature with Bundesliga side Union Berlin and second tier giants Hannover 96 also keen.
The German editorial adds that Hannover recently submitted a £450,000 offer for Dursun, days before they recorded a 2-1 victory over the striker’s club Darmstadt.
Speaking to reporters, an ‘angry’ Anfang claims the situation has affected Dursun.
“Serdar didn’t have a good day. It was a difficult game for him, I want to hear what the situation did to him.”
Bild claim Derby’s offer for Dursun was in the region of £900,000. Now, it seems the striker could be available for less with Darmstadt in a difficult spot.
Dursun, standing at 6ft 3inch, is good in the air, strong on the ball and knows where the net is. He scored 19 goals in 36 games for the German club last season.
Derby have been desperately short of goals this season. Arguably, missing out on the striker last October ultimately paved the way for Phillip Cocu’s downfall.
The Rams, now under the guidance of interim manager Wayne Rooney, are improving but still find themselves in the bottom three and in short of a regular goal scorer.
Dursun would be the ideal addition at Pride Park this month. However, with strong competition for his signature, it certainly won’t be straightforward for the Rams.