Lahm out, Vignal in?
By Thomas Zeh
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Stuttgart are reported to be interested in Gregory Vignal.
Gregory Vignal is being lined up by Bundesliga side VFB Stuttgart, according to reports in Germany.
Vignal has enjoyed an impressive season on loan at Glasgow Rangers, and with his Liverpool contract set to expire in the summer, the Frenchman was expected to make his deal at Ibrox a permanent one.
However, talks have stalled and now Stuttgart appear to be leading the queue of clubs waiting to sign Vignal, although Aston Villa and Newcastle United are also interested.
Matthias Sammer's side have enjoyed the services of the highly-rated Philipp Lahm over the past two seasons, but his loan deal is now coming to an end and the full back will return to Bayern Munich.
Vignal is seen as the ideal replacement for Lahm, and according to Kicker, the 23-year-old will be high on Sammer's hit-list come the summer.