Sven Mislintat says VfB Stuttgart are now in talks with Arsenal over a summer move for Konstantinos Mavropanos at the end of his loan spell.
Speaking to German outlet Kicker, Sven Mislintat revealed that VfB Stuttgart are “in good talks with my ex-club”, adding “we are trying to get a loan”.
On the subject of an outright purchase, Mislintat said: “Buying is difficult in the current situation. Now there is a bit of back and forth.”
Kicker previously reported Arsenal seem to be opening the door a bit for Konstantinos Mavropanos to stay in the Bundesliga next season. The hierarchy are ready to agree to a move, and Sven Mislintat has legitimate hopes he can negotiate a loan with a purchase option.
Stuttgart paid €250k to sign Mavropanos on loan last summer, and he initially struggled with injuries at the start of the season. But he’s become a regular and one of the team’s top performers in recent months.
The reports fit with claims from the English media that Mavropanos is likely to go out on loan or a permanent move this summer. For the time being, it doesn’t seem Arsenal have him in their plans for next season.