Werder Bremen are set to put Ludovic Obraniak up for sale.
Werder Bremen may have only signed Polish playmaker Ludovic Obraniak in January 2014, but already things are turning sour between the club and the player.
The 30-year-old left Bordeaux for Germany almost a year ago, but had featured in just 12 league games for the club - and he is now set for the exit.
Sporting Director Rouven Schroder has told German press that he's had enough of Obraniak, and that he will be sold this month having failed to impress at the Weserstadion.
"He had a few chances to play but we are not satisfied," said Schroder.
Obraniak has been unhappy for some time now, and he recently admitted that Sunderland and West Ham wanted to sign him in the summer.
"Sunderland and West Ham United had been in touch, but we could not find an agreement over a transfer," he told BILD in September. "I don't think that it is a problem to admit I want to move away (from Werder Bremen). This is not a mistake. It's just the way I am, it's my character. I like to point things out."
“My ambition is to play in Euro 2016 for Poland, therefore I need to play regular matches. It's just reasonable to move clubs because of that," he added.
The left footed midfielder seems more likely to join Sunderland than West Ham given the way the two teams have started the season, but his availability could well alert both teams this month.