Sky Germany and the Westdeutscher Allgemeine Zeitung currently report that FSV Mainz 05 defender Maxim Leitsch is either headed back to his old club or his old head-coach.
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Mainz purchased Letisch from for a reported €3.5 million from Bochum last summer and are - per a report appearing today in the Westdeutscher Allgemeine Zeitung - said to be seeking around €3 million for a return transfer. The Westphalian paper reports that Bochum have countered with a "well remunerated" offer that nevertheless falls slightly below that.
Schalke are - according to Sky Germany - happy to take Leitsch on loan if the Nullfünfter don't wish to sell the defender back to his old club. Sky Germany journalist Dirk Schlarmann reports that Mainz wish to build an obligatory purchase option (perhaps in the event of promotion) into the loan deal. Schlarmann notes that the two clubs may be far apart on this point.