Transfer news

Stuttgart want City winger Weiss in their squad

August 18, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Stuttgart have confirmed they are one of a number of clubs looking to sign Slovakia winger Vladimir Weiss from Manchester City.

Vladimir Weiss's Slovakia were knocked out by Netherlands in the second round
GettyImagesVladimir Weiss is a Slovakia international

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Weiss, 20, spent a spell on loan with Bolton Wanderers last season and with City spending in excess of £100 million on new players this summer, it is expected that his first-team chances will be once again minimal at Eastlands.

Roberto Mancini is expected to sanction the departure of Weiss, who represented his country at the World Cup finals, and Stuttgart general manager Fredi Bobic has made public his club's interest in the player.

However, their chances of signing Weiss seemingly depend on beating a number of unnamed clubs to his signature, with the player recently suggesting he was keen on a loan move to Celtic.

"We are in talks and we would like to sign Vladimir Weiss," Bobic told Deutsche Presseagentur. "The player would like to come over, but there are other clubs also interested in his services. We have yet to agree a move as the other clubs involved have other ideas."

City summer signings David Silva and Mario Balotelli are both capable of playing on the wing while Aston Villa midfielder James Milner will complete his move to Eastlands today.