Hearts boss Daniel Stendel is hopeful of bringing Wolfsburg striker Charles-Jesaja Herrmann to Tynecastle.

The promising youngster, 19, has struggled to break into the German giants' first-team but has enjoyed spells in the country's fourth-tier with Wolfsburg II.

Stendel is a huge admirer of the attacker and previously tried to take him to Barnsley twice during his time in English football.

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Sources in Germany tell Herald Sport that Stendel has continued to keep tabs on Herrmann and wants to bring him to Scotland.

It comes a short time after Hearts were also reportedly keen on a move for former Ross County striker Liam Boyce of Burton Albion.

It is understood Herrmann would be open to a Scottish switch having been left disappointed at a lack of game time this term for Wolfsburg II.

The striker has represented Germany at youth level on the international stage, scoring three times for the under-19s.

He has also netted four goals and provided one assist this campaign in 14 appearances for his club.