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Jhon Cordoba has rejected FC Köln's first contract offer

By Rune Gjerulff

Jhon Cordoba is understood to have turned down a contract offer from FC Köln, but the Bundesliga side remain hopeful of agreeing a new deal with the striker.

Jhon Cordoba.
Jhon Cordoba.Photo: Marco Verch, CC BY-SA 2.0

Jhon Cordoba has turned down FC Köln's first offer to extend his contract, according to Kicker.

According to the report, Cordoba's wage demands is currently a stumbling block, but Köln remain hopeful of reaching an agreement with the striker.

"There is no offer for Jhon. He's not in the shop window. We'll continue to plan with him," Köln boss Horst Heldt told Kicker and added that the club are still in 'good talks' with the 27-year-old.

Cordoba, who has been linked with clubs in England and Spain, recently commented on his future, telling Caracol Radio:

"It's clear that the transfer market will be open for a long time. I have a contract with Köln, but you never know what will happen in football. I remain relaxed."

Meanwhile, Kicker claims that FC Köln still want to sign Schalke 04 striker Mark Uth, who spent the second half of last season on loan at the club - and the interest is understood to be mutual.

However, Köln are yet to agree a transfer fee with Schalke, who are unwilling to lower their demands, which means the stalemate is set to drag on a bit longer.

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