By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Reports: Hertha trying to block Lotka's transfer to Dortmund

Germany's main sporting tabloid reports that Hertha BSC wish to make use of a special contractual clause that might annul keeper Marcel Lotka's transfer to Borussia Dortmund. 
All of the personnel maneuvering at the goalkeeping position within both the Borussia Dortmund and Hertha BSC ranks received a new twist on Wednesday. According to German tabloid "Sport Bild" and local Dortmund newspaper Ruhrnachrichten, Hertha may be looking to cancel current keeper Marcel Lotka's new contract with Borussia Dortmund.

The German tabloid reports that, rare as such cases may be, Lotka's Hertha BSC II contract does contain a provision that can reverse the transfer. NRW's Ruhnachrichten confirms the existence of such a clause, notes that the two sides remain in contact about it, and claims that legal clarification will be sought after the season.

"Marcel was thrown into the deep end and proved that he can swim really well," Hertha caretaker trainer Felix Magath is quoted as saying in the Sport Bild article, "This kid is the real deal. He's a pillar of the team. The manner in which he courageously rushes out of the goal and fists balls away, and conducts himself, all of that ism incredibly strong."

No further details on the possible legal avenues are available at this time. It is known that Lotka's current deal with the capital city side expires at the end of the season. The reports note that, after making no attempt to extend the Polish U20 international's contract earlier this year, Hertha administrators are now doing everything possible to try and keep him in Charlottenburg.

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