Deniz Undav has starred for VfB Stuttgart since joining them on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion last summer. He’s scored 15 goals and registered five assists from 22 games this season.

The Bundesliga side are keen on retaining the forward and negotiations are ongoing with the Seagulls.

That’s according to Sky Deutschland, who add Stuttgart have a purchase option to buy the Brighton owned player. Sky also asked the 27-year-old whether he wants to continue at the German club.

Responding to that, he said: “Absolutely. I feel comfortable here. As a player, you always want to have clarity as early as possible. But I’m completely relaxed. We’ll see what the parties say. Let’s see.”

His comments are relayed by Bild, who then state the German’s purchase option is set at €20m. Despite his latest admission, it’s not a given that the Brighton man will continue at Stuttgart.

That’s because it remains to be seen whether Stuttgart can afford the transfer fee and his salary.

It’s explained that Undav earns €2m per year and wants to be one of the top earners at the club if his stay were to be made permanent.

Bild say unnamed clubs from Germany and across Europe have approached the Brighton man, to find out the conditions needed to sign him. Therefore, his future is ‘completely open’, even though he’s expressed his desire to continue at Stuttgart.