Update: 2:58PM EST — Stuttgart could be getting close with Zirkzee
According to Florian Plettenberg, VfB Stuttgart is closing in on getting a deal done for Bayern Munich striker Joshua Zirkzee, as the German club is more ready financially to make a quality offer than Anderlecht:
News #Zirkzee: Decision soon! Anderlecht is in but Stuttgart seems to be in the #best position to get him if they sell Kalajdzic. They want him in that case and they can pay him. No agreement with Anderlecht, their offer is too low and should be less than €10m. @SkySportDE— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) August 22, 2022
According to Florian Plettenberg, VfB Stuttgart and Wolverhampton Wanderers are in intense negotiations for the transfer of striker Saša Kalajdžić. Once a Bayern Munich target, it looks like Kalajdžić might be on his way to Wolverhampton instead of Bavaria. Earlier this month, the player was also on Manchester United’s list of possible targets.
There has been a verbal agreement between the player and Wolves and the club wishes to get the transfer done in the next few days. The Austrian is keen on a move to the Premier League. However the two clubs are still not in agreement in terms of valuation. Wolves have indicated they are prepared to pay around €18 million but VfB Stuttgart have quoted an asking price of €25 million.
❗️Excl. News #Kalajdzic: Intensive negotiations between @Wolves and Stuttgart right now! Verbal agreement between the player and Wanderers in principle. VfB wants around €25m. Wolves wants to finalize the deal in the next days. @Sky_Marc @SkySportDE— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) August 22, 2022
Bayern Munich’s very own Joshua Zirkzee has been reported as the top candidate to replace the striker, who has scored 24 goals in 58 games for Stuttgart in all competitions. Zirkzee had earlier invited interest from the likes of Fulham, Southampton, Ajax, and even RSC Anderlecht, whom Zirkzee played for on loan. Bayern Munich had earlier put a price tag of €20 million when Stuttgart enquired about the striker.
X News #Kalajdzic: Negotiations with @Wolves have started - confirmed again. But no agreement between the clubs at this stage. First verbal offer has been to low. VfB wants €25m in total & definitely. #Zirkzee top candidate to replace him! @Sky_Marc @_dennisbayer @SkySportDE— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) August 22, 2022