Man City linked with Cologne star

The Hamburger Morgenpost claim City are ready to make a £16.5million bid for the Germany World Cup star.

But Podolski’s agent Kon Schramm insists Podolski is happy at Cologne.

“There are enquires (with regard to Lukas) from England, Italy and Spain.” Schramm told Cologne daily Express.

“At the moment Lukas is keeping fully focused on the World Cup campaign, afterwards he has a contract left at Cologne until 2013.

“And then he just said before the World Cup he is going to remain with Cologne.”