Per Sky Germany, a move for Leverkusen's Joel Pohjanpalo is still a possibility. But, Fürth's Branimir Hrgota is gaining traction to become the replacement for star forward Anthony Modeste.
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However, talks with Fürth won't be easy. The 2. Bundesliga side would like to keep their striker in hopes of an immediate promotion back to the top flight. Hrgota had 9 goals and 6 assists in the Bundesliga last season and the 29-year-old is off to a rapid start with 2 goals and 2 assists in the new campaign.
27-year-old Leverkusen man Joel Pohjanpalo is struggling to find his place in the current squad. While it's nearly certain he will find a new home this season, a move to Köln is starting to look less promising.