By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Report: Stuttgart close to securing Waldschmidt on loan

In addition to reporting on rumors linking Maximilian Philipp with a move to Hertha BSC, the Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung claims that Luca Waldschmidt may be on the verge of a loan-out to VfB Stuttgart. 
It might actually be the case that VfL Wolfsburg are intending to offload both players they were considering getting off their roster during the current January transfer window. A report appearing on the Wolfsberger Allgemeine Zeitung's website on Sunday evening links Maximilian Philipp with a move to Hertha BSC. Additionally, Germany's green company team is said to have worked out a solution for Luca Waldschmidt.

Linked with seemingly every Bundesliga side during the current window, Waldschmidt recently made a case to remain in the plans of VfL trainer Niko Kovac's side with some impressive performances off the bench. The paper nevertheless claims that Wolfsburg and Stuttgart have worked out a loan deal for the 26-year-old. Waldschmidt will be reunited with former head-coach Bruno Labbadia, under whom he played at HSV.

Wolfsburg have already allowed Jerome Roussillon and Josip Brekalo to depart during the current transfer window. Club sporting CEO Jörg Schmadtke - who will be leaving the club after the transfer window closes on Tuesday - may not wish to slash the active roster down to a possibly untenable 23 players as his final action with the club.

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