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2016-06-24     09:29:35am

Sourav Ganguly co-owned ISL franchise is following Michael Ballack to sign as their marquee player......
Hero Indian Super League Kolkata franchise Atletico de Kolkata is in talk with former Germany captain Michael Ballack as marquee player for the third edition of Indian Super League.

According to sources, “Ballack is among a few other names that are being considered… We haven’t decided yet and could arrive at a decision only after Euro 2016 comes to an end.” 

The Sourav Ganguly co-owned ISL franchise however is also in talks with 37 years old Uruguayan striker Diego Forlan. 

If the talk gets finalized Ballack will replace former Portuguese international Helder Postiga as the marquee players for Kolkata franchise in the coming season of India@acute;s most watched league.

Thrice "German Footballer of the Year" awardee - 2002, 2003, and 2005 Ballack is among the top goal scorers in the history of the German national team. 

The German midfielder last played for Bayer Leverkusen and his farewell match was held at Leipzig´s Red Bull Arena. The 39-year-old is yet to sign any club since his retirement.

Atletico de Kolkata singed former Spanish World Cupper Jose Molina as the head coach for the third edition of ISL after Antonio Lopez Habas singed deal with Pune City FC for the third edition.