German sources are reporting centre-back Christopher Schindler seems focused on a move to Huddersfield Town.
The 26-year-old, who has been skipper of 1860 Munich, was not with his teammates when they returned for pre-season training.
Boss Kosta Runjaic welcomed two new players to the fold – Jan Zimmermann and Marnon Busch – and more or less confirmed the departure of Schindler.
“It is no secret that he has an offer,” said Runjaic.
“He can get out of his contract. He wants to change, he wants to go to Huddersfield. I would like to keep him.”
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Schindler is a former German Under 21 international who stands 6ft 2in and would seem to suit David Wagner’s style of play in the Championship.
German football expert Jonathan Walsh is confident he would be a good signing for Town.
He said: “Still to come into his prime at 26, Christopher Schindler has been the rock at the back for the 1860 Munich defence.
“Despite the last few campaigns not going to plan – and the constantly changing managerial situation – the captain has been there throughout.
“He has missed just six games in the past two seasons, proving he is a reliable figure that managers look towards.
“In keeping with that theme and David Wagner’s wishes to sign experienced German players who are yet to hit their peak years, that is exactly the billing that Schindler fulfils.
“He would also sit well beside Michael Hefele, given the two are both German and don’t have a language barrier to break down.
“Schindler is strong in the air and in the tackle, something that will reassure both Wagner and the Town faithful that he can compete in a more physical league.”
Walsh added: “His leadership is one of his main attributes, and that motivational factor will be key with the ambitions Huddersfield harbour.
“Schindler is also comfortable on the ball, but does not possess the threat in the air that Hefele has at the other end of the pitch.
“Nevertheless, to lure away a club captain with three years left on his current contract would represent another impressive signing under the Wagner regime.”