By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Reports: Bochum to bring back Drewes to replace Riemann

Karlsruhe's local Badische Neueste Nachrichten reports that VfL Bochum have finalized a deal to bring in their preferred replacement for Manuel Riemann.

Germany's Kicker Magazine, meanwhile, denies that Karlsruher SC net-minder Patrick Drewes has agreed to join the Revierklub, instead claiming that a deal for the 31-year-old should be finalized this week. 

Manuel Riemann's appears to have no future with his long-time club of VfL Bochum after a falling out with the coaching staff left him pulled from service ahead of this year's promotion-relegation playoffs. The latest rumors in the German press have the 35-year-old potentially headed to Hannover 96 in the 2. Bundesliga. Bochum themselves require a replacement urgently thanks to the retirement of backups Andreas Luthe and Michael Esser. One BaWü newspaper reports that the Revierklub have found their man in the German second division. 

Thirty-one-year-old Karlsruher SC keeper Patrick Drewes has - according to the Badische Neuste Nachricten - agreed to move up to the top flight for the first time in his career. Drewes has served as the KSC #1 since joining the Fächerstädter last summer. Karlsruhe - per the newspaper - are prepared to allow Drewes to depart and give young prospect Max Weiß a chance in net next year. The BNN reports that Drewes' sale to Bochum has been finalized for a low six-figure sum. 

Germany's Kicker Magazine denies the BNN report, yet still claims that Drewes sale should be finalized this week. The former Wolfsburg academy man once worked as a back-up for Bochum in the second division. In total, Drewes has made a total of 102 2. Bundesliga appearances for Bochum, Sandhausen, and Karlsruhe. He's not yet been tested on Germany's top footballing level. Drewes kept seven clean sheets for the KSC last season. 
 

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