Diekmeier destined for Hamburg

Germany U21 defender closes on summer switch

Diekmeier: Moving on

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Nurnberg have confirmed that a deal to take Dennis Diekmeier to Bundesliga rivals Hamburg is almost done.

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The Germany U21 international has already quit Nurnberg's pre-season training camp ahead of the proposed move.

The full-back will officially finalise the deal once he has passed a medical, as a fee for his services has already been agreed.

"Dennis Diekmeier is on his way to Hamburg," Nurnberg general manager Martin Bader told Nurnberger Nachrichten.

"This has been ongoing for a few days and he is now set to undergo a medical at the club.

Replacement

"A final decision has not yet been made, but the transfer fee offered meets our expectations.

"Regarding a replacement, there will be no hasty decision. We are looking for a holding midfielder at the moment."

It is understood that Diekmeier is set to pen a four-year contract with Hamburg, with a £2million fee set to change hands.

The deal will see the 20-year-old on the move just 18 months after he joined Nurnberg from Werder Bremen.