By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Report: Hoffenheim target Stach hands in transfer request

Anton Stach has reportedly told Mainz that he wants to join Hoffenheim.
Mainz midfielder Anton Stach wants to join Hoffenheim before the transfer window closes on Friday, according to Kicker.

According to the report, the 24-year-old has told Mainz that he wants to leave the club after essentially reaching an agreement with Hoffenheim.

Mainz are demanding 10-15 million to let Stach go. The midfielder has one year left on his contract, but Mainz have an option to extend it, so they are under no pressure to sell.

Mainz sporting director Christian Heidel was skeptical yesterday that Stach would be sold, but negotiations between the two clubs are expected to intensify in the final days of the transfer window.

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