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Tuncay in talks with Wolfsburg

Tuncay Sanli has confirmed he is holdings talks with Wolfsburg ahead of a proposed move to the Bundesliga club from Stoke.

The Turkish striker revealed in a brief statement on his official website that he has travelled to Germany for contract negotiations and a medical.

Stoke boss Tony Pulis said on Sunday they had received an offer from Wolfsburg and Tuncay would link up with former England coach Steve McClaren at the VW Arena.

The Wolves, who are struggling in 12th place in the Bundesliga, are on the look-out for a striker after selling Edin Dzeko to Manchester City.

They are also reportedly set to sign Germany striker Patrick Helmes from Bayer Leverkusen, subject to a medical.

Helmes, whose career has been hampered by injury, told the Bild newspaper: "I am happy to be here."

Wolfsburg have signed South Korea midfielder Koo Ja-cheol and Venezuela international Yohandry Orozco.

Twenty-one-year-old Koo, who scored five times at the recent Asian Cup, joined from Jeju United on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

Orozco, a 19-year-old attacking midfielder, has arrived from Zulia FC in his homeland on a contract until 2015.


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