Mainz are in danger of losing two of their star players to English clubs this summer, report Bild on Friday afternoon.
The German club’s sporting director Rouven Schröder is aiming to bring in ‘millions’ before the transfer window closes in October, and Bild say he’s taking his time doing it.
Schröder may be pursuing too hard a line, according to the report, asking for too much in the hope there’s plenty of time to achieve desired asking prices.
One of the players who could leave is Jean-Paul Boëtius, and that’s where Leeds United and Fulham come in. The 26 year old attacking midfielder made 28 appearances last season, scoring four goals and adding five assists.
Boëtius’s agent Erkan Alkan is quoted as saying: “We have four offers.”
Bild then state they’ve done their own digging and found out the offers are from Leeds, Fulham, Fiorentina and Sevilla.
However, Mainz are said to be asking two much, with none of the mentioned clubs willing to match what they want.
Boëtius cost Mainz €3.5m when they signed him from Feyenoord two years ago, yet there’s no indication of what Schröder is holding out for.
The other key player Mainz could lose to England is Robin Quaison, with Tottenham said to be interested.