In an article appearing in the Monday print edition of Germany's Kicker Magazine, German footballing journalist Oliver Hartmann reports that RB Leipzig and Real Sociedad are actively working on Alexander Sørloth's permanent transfer to the La Liga side.
Oliver Hartmann of Germany's preeminent footballing publication - in an article appearing in the Monday print edition of Kicker Magazine - quotes Sociedad's sporting director Roberto Olabe as saying that the new Spanish Champions' League representatives "definitely and without a doubt wish to retain Alexander."
The La Liga outfit have long been known to be interested in signing the 27-year-old permanently despite the fact that Sørloth's latest loan deal did not contain a purchase option. Olabe - as quoted by Hartmann - claims that he hopes Leipzig can present a "reasonable offer". Hartmann goes on to suggest that something in the €12-15 million range would fit this bill.
Leipzig are presently operating with an estimated -€40 million transfer balance at this point in the summer. The purchases of Nicolas Seiwald and Benjamin Sesko count against this. Eberl and his sporting director Rouven Schröder have managed to net an estimated €3.5 million for Spanish keeper Josep Martinez after his his Serie A side pulled a purchase option.
While Martinez's sale remains the only transfer win of the current summer, Christopher Nkunku's pending sale will quickly flip the Saxon club's transfer balance well into the black.