Sunday, 31st July, 2011

Wolfsburg manager Felix Magath has asked his board to sign another player before the start of the new Bundesliga season next weekend – and the former Bayern Munich boss wants Marko Marin.

22-year-old Marin currently turns out for fellow Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen and would not be sold cheaply, but Magath is a confirmed fan.

The ex-Schalke boss is working hard to ensure a €10M bid is lodged for the Germany international.

Wolfsburg recently suffered the humiliation of being knocked out of the German Cup in the first round away to RB Leipzig, the club backed by Red Bull and with designs on the big time.

Magath was furious with the exit, blasting post-match: "This will have consequences. I am afraid I have not seen any response [from the players]."

And Magath sees signing Marin as sending an unmistakable signal to the rest of the Wolfsburg squad that second best will not be tolerated.

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