German footballing magazine Kicker reports that FC Augsburg have submitted an augmented offer in their quest to acquire Germany U21 midfielder Niklas Dorsch.
After seeing their first offer of some €6 million rebuffed, Germany's Fuggerstädter have evidently put together an improved offer to Beligan club K.A.A. Gent for German youth international Niklas Dorsch. Germany's preeminent footballing publication has journalists with insider access at FC Augsburg.
After conducting an interview with sporting director Stefan Reuter over the weekend, the trade journal reports that the Bundesliga club has now upped its bid for Dorsch to €8 million plus bonuses.
A deal seems likely, given the exigent need of the Bavarian Swabians for a more stable presence in central midfield. The only other player linked with the FCA in this regard, Eduard Löwen of Hertha BSC, was loaned out to VfL Bochum earlier today.
The magazine's interview with managing director Reuter also addressed the FCA's potential sale of defender Felix Uduokhai, who had been repeatedly linked with a move this past spring.
Reuter told the journal that he would not mind allowing the player to pursue his ambitions elsewhere for a reasonable sum, but stressed that Augsburg absolutely did not need to sell any assets in order to meet its current needs.