Hoffer linked with Eintracht move

Erwin Hoffer is about to join Eintracht Frankfurt, according to sport newspapers.The Austrian national team striker most recently played for 1. FK Kaiserslautern after the German Bundesliga club agreed on a one-season loan deal with Italian giants SSC Napoli where Hoffer experienced a tough time. Hoffer – who left Rapid Vienna in 2009 – is now on the wish list of Frankfurt who were relegated from the German Bundesliga.However, Kaiserslautern may try to keep Hoffer after having sold Croat ace Srdjan Lakic to league rivals VfL Wolfsburg. Kaiserslautern finished the league as seventh of 18 teams after many experts tipped the team to go down ahead of the season.The future of David Alaba is also uncertain. The midfielder put in a string of stellar displays at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in the past six months he spent at the club in a loan deal with Bayern Munich. Now Bayern bosses announced that they agreed with Alaba about an extension of his contract until 2015. They refused to rule out today (Fri) that the ex-Austria Vienna player could be transferred to Hoffenheim again in the upcoming season due to the immense competition for a spot in Bayern’s starting line-up.Sturm Graz announced Matthias Koch will join them from second-league side SCR Altach. The midfielder is the first confirmed acquisition of Sturm since the club won the 2010/2011 Bundesliga. Mario Kienzl is expected to leave the club while veteran striker Mario Haas decided to stay for at least one more season. Sturm also said Hungarian striker Imre Szabics survived a car crash in his homeland unscathed. His wife had to be hospitalised with minor injuries, according to reports.Austria Vienna have signalled interest in Croatian defender Kaja Rogulj, according to reports in Viennese newspapers, while ÖFB Cup winners SV Ried confirmed that full-back Martin Stocklasa will leave the club to join Swiss side FC St. Gallen. Austria Vienna’s Julian Baumgartlinger and Zlatko Junuzovic are linked with German clubs. Both players denied progress in alleged transfer talks, but also made clear that their long-term goals were to play for top clubs.Magna Wiener Neustadt keeper Saso Fornezzi – who was targeted by clubs across the continent – decided to join Turkish team Orduspor. Magna’s Guido Burgstaller was acquired by Rapid Vienna. Peter Schöttel was named Magna’s new manager after ex-Rapid defender agreed to become new coach of the Green-Whites. Sport newspapers are speculating that more players will leave Magna in the coming weeks as the club must cut costs after businessman Frank Stronach decided to stop funding it. Stronach – the former chairman of automotive industry firm Magna International – will subsidise Sturm in the coming years.Rapid sold midfielder Yasin Pehlivan to Turkish Süper Lig side Gaziantepspor. Ex-LASK Linz star Thomas Prager will join the 32-time Austrian Bundesliga champs from FC Lucerne. Veli Kavlak and Tanju Kayhan left Rapid to join Gaziantepspor league rivals Besiktas.