American Exports: USMNT's Timmy Chandler drawing interest from Eintracht Frankfurt, Stuttgart
AMSTERDAM – World Cup-bound Timothy Chandler is currently receiving transfer interest from hometown club Eintracht Frankfurt and Stuttgart.
Multiple German sources with knowledge of Chandler's club situation confirmed to MLSsoccer.com on Monday that a recent Frankfurter Rundschau report linking the FC Nürnberg defender with former employers Eintracht was accurate. Stuttgart, another club on the lookout for a new right back, has twice seen offers for Chandler rejected in the past.
The 24-year-old's agent, would neither confirm nor deny holding talks with the two Bundesliga clubs when contacted by MLSsoccer.com. However, he did confirm that Chandler's contract – which is set to run until the end of next season – includes a reduced fee release clause that was enacted by relegated Nürnberg's drop into the second division.
The US international also received some calls from Schalke earlier this month, but they have reportedly departed from the scene. Chandler is currently focused on fighting for a place in Jurgen Klinsmann's World Cup lineup, and the coach has raved about the fullback's rebound over the past 18 months.
Last season, Chandler logged a goal and two assists in 21 Bundesliga matches for FCN. Since joining the club in 2010, he has notched four goals and 10 assists in 102 games across all competitions for Der Club.