Werder Bremen rule out panic buys

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Werder Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs has ruled out making any panic buys during the January transfer window.

Thomas Schaaf's side were touted as potential title challengers in pre-season but, following a disappointing first half of the campaign, find themselves only eighth in the table.



But Allofs insists the club will not be forced into the transfer market during the Bundesliga's winter break.



Werder also missed out on the knockout stages of the Champions League after finishing third in Group B behind Panathinaikos and Internazionale.



“We need to put a stop to following up every good performance with a disastrous one,” he said.



“We feel that we have noted the reasons for our problems and we will need to set about things more consistently in the future. There will not be totally radical changes.”



Meanwhile, midfielder Tim Borowski claims he remains happy with his decision to join Bayern Munich despite seeing his first-team opportunities limited at the Allianz Arena.



The 28-year-old Germany international joined the Bundesliga champions on a free transfer from Werder Bremen last summer.



Borowski has started just five of Bayern's 17 league games so far this term, but has dismissed reports that he is unsettled in Bavaria.



“I've had plenty of games, so I can certainly be satisfied,” he said. “It was the right move and an important one for my career.”



Schalke winger Peter Lovenkrands has revealed his intention to quit the club in January.



Lovenkrands, 28, has been frozen out at the Veltins Arena this season and is desperate to kick-start both his club and international career with a move away from Gelsenkirchen.



The Denmark international has been linked with a January return to former club Rangers.



“I need to leave in order to be picked by the national side again,” said Lovenkrands. “I can see no reason to stay here when I am not playing and I am hoping for a new club.”

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