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Schalke 04 may have no option but to sell Arsenal target Leon Goretzka in the January transfer window.
The young German has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur all believed to be keen on his services.
Ideally, Schalke want to keep the midfielder but they know they face the prospect of losing him for nothing in the summer if he doesn’t extend his contract which runs out at the end of the season.
The Bundesliga outfit has offered Goretzka a club record €12m per season contract but he’s yet to respond to the offer. They have now handed an ultimatum to him, demanding an answer before Christmas.
According to the Tribalfootball, Schalke will look to sell Goretzka in January if he turns down the new offer.
Four of the Premier league’s top six are believed to be chasing the midfielder but it was reported last week that it is Arsenal and Liverpool who are leading the race to sign him.
Arsenal may well use Goretzka’s relationship with Sead Kolasinac who joined us as a free agent from Schalke last summer to edge out Liverpool.
Goretzka established himself as Germany’s next big talent last season with his super performances and continued his fine form at the FIFA Confederations Cup which took place last summer. He continued this season where he left off last season and is now drawing a lot of interest. He’s proven he can play at the top level and I am keen to see Arsenal secure his signing.