Stuttgart manager Hannes Wolf has told the German media they could be prepared to listen to offers for his midfielder Alexandru Maxim. The Romania international has struggled to get games under Wolf this season and subsequently has been linked with a move to Leeds United in recent days.

Speaking to Stuttgarter Nachrichten Wolf was asked about the future of Maxim with the German club. The Stuttgart boss confirmed if there is any interest in the midfielder then they must consider this. Wolf believes they have many similar players at the club and said this is why Maxim hasn’t got much of a look-in this season.

“If a club comes, we have to talk about it. We have too many similar types of these players. That is why the doors haven’t opened for him here,” said the Stuttgart coach.

Earlier in the week there were claims coming out of Germany that Leeds United were showing an interest in Maxim. The Romania international has struggled to get games this season, and Leeds United have been monitoring his situation.

The midfielder’s agent confirmed Leeds United had held ‘informal’ talks with regards to his client, but said he doesn’t expect a Stuttgart exit in this window.

Leeds United boss Garry Monk tried to sign the player when he was manager of Swansea City.