Zidan turns down Mainz deal
Mainz midfielder Mohamed Zidan could be about to leave the club after he turned down their latest contract offer.
The 30-year-old scored seven goals in 12 games for Mainz since joining from Dortmund in January, but the club have opted out of an option to extend his contract to 2014 - instead offering him a rolling one-year deal. Mainz's general manager Christian Heidel says this is Zidan's problem with the proposal. He told Kicker magazine: "Mohamed Zidan has rejected (the contract) and we are not going to negotiate any further. "The plan did work out in that he made a huge contribution towards us avoiding relegation. "We have had three fantastic short spells with Zidan, but now it all came down to a long-term collaboration. "Money was never an issue, it was purely the length of the contract." Egypt international Zidan has until the end of June to accept the offer from Mainz before he becomes a free agent.