Bild reports that Borussia Mönchengladbach are in a position where they must sell players before they can invest in any potential new arrivals.
Speaking to the tabloid on Tuesday, sporting director Roland Virkus said: “Everything is still quiet. We are prepared, but first, we have to generate income. At Borussia, the maxim still applies that we can’t spend more than we have.”
The top candidate to leave the club this summer is Nico Elvedi. Wolves had shown interest in the Swiss defender but have not followed up in their negotiations for Elvedi for nearly two weeks. Gladbach wishes to sell the 26-year-old this summer so they do not make the same mistake of letting the defender leave for nothing, similar to Marcus Thuram and Ramy Bensebaini.
Manu Koné could leave the club if Gladbach receives a good enough offer. The 22-year-old old working on his return from injury and Gladbach are planning with the midfielder for the year. While Hannes Wolf is seen as surplus to requirements and Gladbach would be happy to see the Austrian leave but, he has yet to receive any offers.
Gladbach’s lack of funds has been prevalent in the final weeks of the transfer window. The club had been linked to Fabian Rieder of Young Boys for the majority of the summer, but the 21-year-old is expected to join Rennes in France. While the club are still interested in bringing in Jordan from Union Berlin but the fee of €3.25 is currently too high for Gladbach unless they sell someone.
GGFN | Jack Meenan