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Stuttgart in talks to sign Fortuna Düsseldorf midfielder, Sky reports

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

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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