Schalke will attempt to extend the contract of midfielder Leon Goretzka amid transfer speculation linking him with a move away from the club.

  • Goretzka has 12 months left on his current contract
  • Arsenal and Bayern Munich have been linked
  • Schalke want to keep the player

Arsenal aren’t the only club in the world with contract difficulties.

Schalke’s Leon Goretzka has a year remaining on his current deal and widely expected to leave on a free next summer.

Arsenal had been linked earlier this summer, but German reports indicate that Bayern Munich will sign him when his contract expires.

Schalke, however, are determined to keep hold of the midfielder, according to Bild.

Their new manager, Domenico Tedesco, wants the player to stay regardless of his contract situation.

Schalke general manager Christian Heidel is hoping Goretzka will sign a new contract with a release clause, ensuring that the club can profit from his sale.

Goretzka represented Germany at this summer’s Confederations Cup and a was stand-out performer.

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