Stuttgart sporting director Sven Mislintat has told Sport1 that there has been no official bid from Borussia Dortmund for Nicolas Gonzalez.
Gonzalez impressed for Stuttgart this season, hitting 15 goals and four assists in 27 games across all competitions.
The Argentinian helped fire Stuttgart to promotion, but they are now under pressure to sell Gonzalez with interest mounting.
Stuttgarter Nachrichten reported last week that Borussia Dortmund have joined the race for Gonzalez, viewing him as competition for Erling Haaland.
The 22-year-old, formerly of Argentinos Juniors, looks to have a bright future, and he could yet end up at Leeds United.
Ole recently claimed that Leeds want to sign Gonzalez following their promotion to the Premier League, with the Argentinian seemingly familiar to Marcelo Bielsa.
News of Dortmund entering the race had to be of concern to Leeds, but Stuttgart supremo Mislintat claims that no offer has arrived from his former club.
Mislintat noted that he is realistic about the chances of keeping Gonzalez, but believes Stuttgart don’t need to sell him – and Leeds will hope hope of landing him as long as clubs like Dortmund don’t have moves.
“So far we have not received a specific sign from Dortmund,” said Mislintat. “If they register with the correct fee, we will sit down at a table. If an international top club like Borussia Dortmund comes, we are realistic enough to understand that VfB is currently not in a position to say that Nico has to stay.”
“If there is a win-win situation at the end of the sale, the player and we as a club have done a good job. As already mentioned, almost all clubs would do well with transfer income, but we don’t have to sell Nico for that,” he added.