By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Stuttgart in talks to sign Fortuna Düsseldorf midfielder, Sky reports

Sky Germany reports that VfB Stuttgart are working on the signing of Ao Tanaka from Fortuna Düsseldorf.

VfB Stuttgart are believed to be working on a deal to sign Ao Tanaka from Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Talks are already reported to be underway with the Japanese international's representatives.

Tanaka has a €5 million release clause in his contract, but with the 25-year-old central midfielder having a year and a half left on his deal with Fortuna, the second Bundesliga side could let him go for €3-4 million, the report claims.

Tanaka will represent Japan at the Asian Cup in the winter, but that does not necessarily rule out a transfer in January.

He has scored four goals and provided one assist in 19 appearances for Fortuna this season.

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