Arsenal, Manchester City Enter Race to Sign Schalke Star Leon Goretzka
Schalke star Leon Goretzka has been subject to interest from a host of European clubs this summer following an impressive season, and now Arsenal and Manchester City are said to have joined the race.
The 22-year-old Goretzka's contract at Schalke expires next year and after supposedly rejecting a new four-year deal worth £7m-a-year, a parting of ways now seems to be inevitable.
The German international played a starring role for his country's Confederations Cup triumph this summer and as a result has
Pep Guardiola is also understood to have taken a close look at the midfielder in the view of linking up with him however, Bild adds that Schalke are holding firm on their stance that Goretzka is not for sale - for any price.
The club's sports director told Bild:
The midfielder has nine international caps for Germany and joined Schalke in 2013 from Bochum, and has since made 116 appearances for the club - scoring 14 goals.