By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Mainz's Stach in advanced talks to join Hoffenheim, di Marzio reports

Italian transfer expert Gianluca di Marzio reports that German international Anton Stach will switch to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim before the transfer window closes. 
Twice-capped German international Anton Stach is, according to one source at least, preparing to transfer to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Italian transfer guru Gianluca di Marzio reports that the 24-year-old midfielder is in advanced talks to join die Kraichgauer, where he will close the gap left by the recently departed Angelo Stiller. Di Marzio published this information as part of as explanation to why Stach's links to the Serie A had cooled.

No German footballing media sources are confirming the rumor at this point. Stach's versatility as both a defensive and attacking minded midfielder has earned him steadfast praise from FSV trainer Bo Svensson. The former SpVgg Greuther Fürth player also won't come cheap. Since moving to Mainz from the Kleeblätter two years ago, Stach has increased his estimated market worth from €3.5 million to €15 million.

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