VfB Stuttgart have a month to sort out a permanent deal for Brighton & Hove Albion striker Deniz Undav, as that’s when his transfer clause expires.

That’s according to Sport BILD, who explain today that the German side needed to secure Champions League football next season in order to be able to afford the €20m permanent deal.

The newspaper explains that Stuttgart are already planning for life in the Champions League next season, the first time they will be in the competition in 15 years.

One key change will be increasing the player budget by 15% to around €77.5m for next season, something that should help them move to get Undav on a permanent basis.

Those in charge at the club are intending to ‘do everything they can’ to keep the current squad together and that includes getting the Brighton striker on a permanent basis.

They have an option to sign him for €20m but that has to be activated by June 15th, the day before Germany’s opening game against Scotland at Euro 2024.

The club definitely wants him but need to pay that figure and around €5m in wages to the Brighton man, making him an expensive purchase for them overall.

Fortunately, they’ll be boosted by the Champions League money and that can ‘come in handy’ to help pay what’s needed and get him on a permanent basis.

Work towards making that happen is now underway, with just over a month to get the matter sorted and Brighton paid.