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Transfer ticker: Kalajdzic staying at VfB "not very likely"

2022-05-18T11:08:48.693Z

Who is coming, who is going? An overview of the most important transfers and rumours: today with Stuttgart's top striker Kalajdzic, Florian Grillitsch - and the latest Flurfunk from Dortmund.



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Fan favorite: Sasa Kalajdzic

Photo: Tom Weller / dpa

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VfB soon without a top striker?

Stuttgart's sports director Sven Mislintat assumes that his top striker Sasa Kalajdzic will say goodbye in the summer.

“It would be amazing if we can keep Sasa on our team as a player and as a guy.

In my opinion, this is not very likely," said Mislintat of "Sport Bild".

The Austrian is under contract with VfB until 2023, who secured their place in the league at the last minute.

Bayern Munich are said to be considering signing Kalajdzic, 24, as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski.

A fee of up to 25 million euros is under discussion.

VfB can obviously use the money well.

"Despite all the euphoria that arose over the weekend, we should remain 100 percent humble.

We have to generate a significant transfer surplus again this summer of transfers,” said Mislintat.

This is "unfortunately always accompanied by a loss of sporting substance."

BVB is trying to Maatsen, Schulz and Guerreiro should go

According to information from "Bild", Borussia Dortmund is interested in signing Ian Maatsen from Chelsea.

Accordingly, the 20-year-old left-back should be loaned out.

The Dutch U21 international played 42 competitive games as a loan player for the English second division club Coventry City and scored three goals.

Other BVB candidates for the position are Ramy Bensebaini (Borussia Mönchengladbach) and David Raum (TSG Hoffenheim).

According to reports, the former international Nico Schulz was advised by the Dortmund club leadership to look for a new club.

The future of Raphaël Guerreiro, who is tied until 2023, remains open.

According to "Mundo Deportivo", the 28-year-old is said to have been offered to FC Barcelona, ​​who had tried to sign the Portuguese international years ago.

Grillitsch before moving to Lazio

After leaving TSG Hoffenheim, Austrian international Florian Grillitsch could switch to Lazio Rome.

The "Gazzetta dello Sport" reports that the top Italian club is interested in the 26-year-old, whose contract with Hoffenheim expires in the summer.

There are also rumors about offers for Grillitsch from Spain and England.

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St. Pauli signs right-back Saliakas

FC St. Pauli will be strengthened with Greek national player Manolis Saliakas for the coming season.

The 25-year-old right-back is moving to Hamburg from first-division side PAS Giannina on a free transfer.

Apart from two play-off ties, Saliakas has started all of his club's games this season.

He has played twice for his country so far.

After midfielder Connor Metcalfe, he is Hamburg's second external signing.

Fink no longer coaches at Riga FC

Former HSV coach Thorsten Fink is no longer head coach at Latvian first division club Riga FC.

According to the club, Fink will leave the three-time champions to accept an offer from another club.

So we decided to go our separate ways.

According to the capital city club, the transfer of the 54-year-old will receive a record transfer fee in Latvian football.

It was initially unclear where the coach would go.

Fink was only introduced as the new coach at the beginning of the year – with a sensational clip in the style of a gangster rap video.

With its German coach, the club wanted to attack again at the top after a disappointing fourth place in the previous season.

But the collaboration ended after a good four months.

Fink ranked fourth in the table with the team after 13 games, seven points behind the leader.

While Riga FC paid tribute to Fink's work and the circumstances of the coaching change, the Latvian daily Diena was more critical.

The underlying reasons for the departure are likely to be the mixed start to the season and Fink's dissatisfaction with the infrastructure and the conditions of the league, which is held after the calendar year.

Football only plays a secondary role in Latvia, and hardly any fans come to league games.

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Source: spiegel

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