Manchester United’s hopes of signing Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic may have been given a boost, with club chief Sven Mislintat admitting he is ‘not very likely’ to stay this summer.

Kalajdzic is looking likely to be the subject of intense speculation in the summer transfer window, with several big clubs all thought to be interested in him.

Bayern Munich are believed to have already sounded him out about a transfer, while Manchester United were also recently brought into the mix.

This week it was reported that they had been in contact about a possible transfer, with the player even admitting that he would soon be sitting down with his agent to discuss a potential transfer.

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Whether Manchester United, who will need to replace Edinson Cavani as he is leaving on a free transfer, are in the picture for him remains to be seen, but if they are, it seems Stuttgart won’t put up much resistance.

“As things stand, we have to generate another significant transfer surplus in this summer of transfers,” he told BILD.

“So nothing other than the renewed objective of staying in the league is realistic for me. Especially if you take into account the quality of the already determined promoted teams.

“It would be outstanding if we can keep Sasa as a player and guy in our team. However, in my estimation, this is not very likely.”