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Inter to sign Kuzmanovic

Stuttgart midfielder Zdravko Kuzmanovic is to sign for Inter Milan, according to reports in Germany.

Zdravko Kuzmanovic of Stuttgart tries to score against Florian Dick of Kaiserslautern k Hamsik
Inter Milan have acted quickly to the sale of Philippe Coutinho by moving for Zdravko Kuzmanovic

“Tonight Zdravko is to have his medical at Inter. He will be officially presented on a press conference on Thursday,” Kuzmanovic’s agent Marko Naletilic told Stuttgarter Zeitung on Wednesday. “He will sign a four-and-a-half year contract.”

The Serbia international joined Stuttgart in a €8 million deal from Fiorentina in 2009. He was one of the biggest earners at the club on a €4 million salary per year.

But with his contract due to expire at the end of the current season the Bundesliga side have decided to  cash in on the player rather than let him walk away on a free transfer, with Inter believed to be paying €1 million.  

The 25-year old made 96 Bundesliga appearances for Stuttgart, scoring 17 goals.  During the current campaign he has played 12 Bundesliga games, starting seven and also was involved in three Europa League matches.

Meanwhile, Stuttgart have signed 22-year-old Alexandru Maxim from Pandurii Targu Jiu. The Romania international signed a contract until 2017, in a deal believed to be worth €1.5 million.

“Stuttgart is a big club,” the former Espanyol man said. “I am delighted to be here. The Bundesliga is one of the best leagues in the world. It is a fantastic opportunity and challenge to further myself here.”

Stuttgart general manager Fredi Bobic added: “With Alexandru Maxim we have won a technically trained player, who can be used in attacking midfielder.

“At his last club he made the step into the Romanian national team. We see a lot of potential in him.”  

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