Wolfsburg's Dante targeted by Nice, but Luiz Gustavo is not for sale

Wolfsburg have confirmed Nice's interest in Brazilian defender Dante, while ruling out an exit for midfielder Luiz Gustavo.

Dante, 32, joined Wolfsburg from Bayern Munich last summer, but he endured a difficult debut campaign.

Although making a total of 35 appearances for Die Wolfe in all competitions, Dante, who has two years remaining on his contract, struggled to impress.

"He has a very interesting offer from Nice, and we have to consider it," Wolfsburg sporting executive Klaus Allofs told reporters on Thursday.

According to kicker, the French side, coached by Dante's former Gladbach coach Lucien Favre, will offer the defender a three-year contract.

Nice are reportedly prepared to pay €3 million for the 2013 Champions League winner, who started his career in Lille as a 20-year-old back in early 2004.

"We'll discuss it openly, but it's also always only possible if we agree with the sporting side," Allofs said.

However, Allofs has ruled out selling Luiz Gustavo, whose €25m release clause is no longer active.

The Brazil international reportedly has been in talks with Juventus and Inter Milan, but both clubs have yet to make a bid for Luiz Gustavo.

Allofs has now ruled out a transfer, saying: "We will not sell absolute key players like Luiz Gustavo."