St James' Park, Newcastle

Next Game

Newcastle v S'land

Sunday, 21 December 2014, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Stadium of Light

Last Game

S'land 1 - 1 West Ham

Saturday, 13 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Oczipka enquiry knocked back

Sky sources understand Eintracht Frankfurt have told Sunderland that Bastian Oczipka is not for sale after they made an enquiry for the left-back.

Last Updated: 13/07/13 at 16:47 Post Comment

Bastian Oczipka: Transfer target for Sunderland

Bastian Oczipka: Transfer target for Sunderland

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Sunderland asked about the availability of the 24-year-old, who is understood to be open to a move to the Premier League.

Oczipka still has two years left on his contract after signing from Bayer Leverkusen in 2012.

A source in Germany told Sky Tyne and Wear: "There was a direct phone call between both clubs, Sunderland made an enquiry but Frankfurt are not open to sell."

Germany head coach Joachim Löw has been impressed by Oczipka and is considering selecting him for the national side. A move to the Premier League may help his chances of playing in the World Cup next year.

The source said: "The Premier League is always interesting. Sunderland would be a reasonable step for him."

Sunderland are still searching for a left-back after their move for Benjamin Mendy was hijacked by Marseille and Lucas Orban continues to delay making a decision on his future with Spanish side Villarreal also credited with an interest in him.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

heck Opta stats.... Sterling is already better than Alexis on pace and creativity and when he can match him physically he will be ten times the player Sanchez ever was or will be!!

hoggylfc
Rodgers: Sterling can be striker

I

expect Pulis to have a nice Christmas dinner with his family- probably all sitting around the table wearing Christmas themed baseball caps, before he gets the call. Realistically he could end up at any number of clubs, it'll be interesting to see which club folds first.

mark.m
For Foxes' Sake, Call The Pulis...

A

s a Liverpool fan, I personally hate Palace. My pick would probably be Arsenal, which is funny because it seems the vast majority of their own fans don't even like them right now.

mark.m
Who Has Got The Likeability Factor?

Footer 365

Premier League: Mario Balotelli handed one-match ban for social media post

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been given a one-match ban by the FA after his controversial post on social media.

Premier League: Agent confirms Hatem Ben Arfa is poised for a January transfer

Hatem Ben Arfa is set for a January move after finding himself unwanted at Newcastle and Hull, his agent has confirmed.

Liverpool: Kolo Toure says Adam Lallana is player of season

Kolo Toure has named Adam Lallana as Liverpool's player of the season despite Raheem Sterling's eye-catching form.

Mail Box

Gonna Party Like It's Your Birthday...

There are an awful lot of folk claiming to share their birthdays with Lionel Messi or Ronaldo, while we have an Arsenal fan who doesn't want to be liked and more...

Manager Of The Month, My A***...

We have a Newcastle fan having a pop at his manager, some mild reaction to last night at Bournemouth, a justication of that Falcao cost and why the Neviller rules...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property