By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Stuttgart updates: Tibidi transfer nets Swabians €2 million, club considers both Haraguchi and Dias

Germany's main sporting tabloid reports that VfB Stuttgart netted approximately €2.16 million on the deal that saw midfielder Alexis Tibidi sold to Troyes earlier in the day.

Club sporting director Fabian Wohlgemuth has confirmed that his team are interested in acquiring Union Berlin's Genki Haraguchi.

Other news sources are now reporting that the Swabians are also considering bringing in Portuguese flanker Gil Dias.
The complex deal that saw Stuttgart midfielder Alexis Tibidi recalled from loan club SCR Altach and then sold to ESTAC Troyes has, according to Germany's "Sport Bild", netted his German side over €2 million. The Austrian outfit at which Tibidi thrived also received just under €500,000. Speculation now builds as to how VfB sporting director Fabian Wohlgemuth and his administrative team will reinvest that sum.

Wohlgemuth has already publicly confirmed the club's interest in 1. FC Union Berlin attacking midfielder Genki Haraguchi; a player with an estimated market worth of some €2 million. Portugal's "Record" newspaper now reports that the Swabians are interested in Benfica Lisbon's Gil Dias. France's "Foot Mercato" confirms the interest, while citing that other clubs are angling for the 26-year-old as well.

The wandering Dias has played all over the continent and on the Isle during seven loan spells organized by his former parent club AS Monaco. He finally put down roots in Lisbon last summer for a reported transfer fee of €1.5 million. He's scored one goal and registered one assist in 18 appearances for his current club.

Dias, also valued at around €2 million, might be on the move to his tenth club (and seventh country) before the transfer window closes on Tuesday. Given that Haraguchi and Dias cost about the same, it's likely that Wohlgemuth prioritizes the procurement of one player whilst the other serves as a backup option.

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