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Frankfurt updates:
Durosinmi deal off amid Kalajdzic links, Alario's exit almost finalized

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

Germany's preeminent footballing publication and reliable German footballing journalist Christopher Michel report that Eintracht Frankfurt's purchase of Nigerian striker Rafiu Durosinmi is stalled amid attempts to acquire Austrian striker Sasa Kalajdzic. 

Eintracht have cooled to the idea of acquiring Durosimni due to both the chance to procure Kalajdzic and injury concerns over the Nigerian. In other Frankfurt-related transfer news, Lucas Alario's transfer abroad is nearly finalized.
Sasa Kalajdzic.
Sasa Kalajdzic.Photo: Ailura, CC BY-SA 3.0 AT
Eintracht Frankfurt's deal to acquire Nigerian striker Rafiu Durosinmi from Viktoria Plzen for around €9 million has reportedly stalled over whether the player's recent struggles with a knee injury make the 20-year-old a viable candidate. Reports last week suggested that the player had a medical lined up in Germany's commercial capital. It cannot be confirmed at this time whether or not Eintracht's doubts have arisen from said medical or not.

In any event, Germany's Kicker Magazine and now independent German footballing journalist Christopher Michel (formerly of Sport1) both report that Markus Krösche and the SGE administrative team have cooled to the idea of procuring Durosimmi. Rumors that the club are currently negotiating with Wolverhampton Wanderers over a loan deal to bring Sasa Kalajdzic back to Germany presumably also have something to do with this.

The latest on those rumors - per Kicker - hold that Eintracht and Wolves are working on building a reasonable purchase option into the deal. It might be the case that the Austrian center-forward can only be made available to the RheinMain Adler without an option to buy. Kicker's Thiemo Müller writes that Eintracht seek quick clarification one the matter, wishing to proceed with a different plan if a deal cannot be negotiated quickly.

Müller further notes that Durosimmi is not considered a viable "Plan B" by Eintracht management at this time. That deal appears to be off the table for now. Eintracht will have to contend with the loss of leading goal-scorer Omar Marmoush this month. The Egyptian international will be on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations. A deal to sell off Argentine striker Lucas Alarrio - rumored for some weeks - is nearly done according to Müller.

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