West Ham have been dealt a boost in their transfer pursuit of a top striking target following reports over the target’s contract situation coming out of Germany.
With Kalajdzic standing currently as the sixth-highest scorer in the Bundesliga, he looks an assured presence in the highest division of German football.
He has 13 goals and 3 assists in just 25 games for Stuttgart.
Interest in his services is only natural as a result, though the Austrian marksman did not rule out the possibility of extending his stay in Stuttgart.
With the £6.3 million-rated man under contract until 2023 – meaning he will be in the final 12 months of his deal in the summer – the striker spoke to Kicker to back up the chances of him extending his deal.
Kalajdzic told German sports magazine Kicker “I can well imagine [extending my deal]”.
When linked with Liverpool in the past, Kalajdzic did not hold back on his admiration for other suitors – potentially opening the door for future moves from West Ham
“I feel completely at home at VfB [Stuttgart], but it would be a really tough decision because I really like Liverpool “, he told German daily Bild.
“This club is simply special to me.
“When I was a kid, I saw the Champions League final in 2005 when Liverpool came back from 3-0 down against Milan to win.
“That gripped me. “
West Ham might not yet boast the same level of European pedigree, but Kalajdzic is clearly not shy of having his eyes drawn elsewhere.