On October 5th, we relayed news from Germany that VfB Stuttgart would need a club-record fee if they wish to buy Brighton & Hove Albion’s Deniz Undav next summer.

Since then, the striker has scored six goals and registered one assist from seven games, taking his overall tally to eight goals and two assists this season for the Bundesliga side.

Brighton allowed the 27-year-old to join Stuttgart on a loan deal and the latter have an option to make his stay permanent. That’s according to Bild, who say the purchase option is set at €12m.

At the start of this season, the report states the fee quoted would have been deemed a lot for the German club. Taking his recent form into account, it’s claimed the Brighton owned player is ‘becoming more of a bargain’ now.

Bild further add Stuttgart sporting director Fabian Wohlgemuth can be relaxed about the possibility of buying him next summer.

Serhou Guirassy has starred for Stuttgart this season and has also attracted interest from other clubs. He has a €17.5m clause for January, which will be increased to €20m next summer.

Stuttgart were worried Guirassy’s exit would leave a void, but that no longer seems to be the case because of Undav. The Guinean’s sale could help them sign the Brighton man on a permanent basis.