According to a claim in the German media, Hamburg could be open to selling David Bates for the right price, following reports in England that Watford and Leicester City are interested in the central defender.

The youngster only signed for the Bundesliga 2 side in the summer after his contract with Rangers expired.

Hamburger Morgenpost have reported on the future of Bates and they say no clubs have contacted the German side over the player, despite him being linked with Watford and Leicester City.

It’s claimed no scouts from England have been present at Hamburg in recent weeks but there could still be hope for the two Premier League sides.

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With Bates arriving on a free transfer in the last transfer window, Hamburg could make a tidy profit if they do decide to accept any offers from England. The club is currently experiencing dire financial issues and may be tempted if an offer came in from either Watford or Leicester City.

Bates is contracted to Hamburg until 2022.