Stuttgart have confirmed their interest in snapping up Manchester City youngster Vladimir Weiss.
Weiss, 20, shone for Slovakia at World Cup 2010 after he endured a disappointing loan spell at Bolton Wanderers last term. Although contracted until 2012, the arrival of David Silva and chase for James Milner is set to limit his first team opportunities at Eastlands further.
Speaking to Deutsche Presseagentur, Stuttgart general manager declared the Bundesliga outfit are keen to land the winger.
He said: "It is a fact we are looking at the player."
A report in Stuttgarter Zeitung also added the deal was close to completion and Weiss would link up with fellow new boys Philipp Degen and Johan Audel.