Max Meyer has reportedly turned down the chance to sign a new contract with Schalke.

Meyer has been linked with a move to Arsenal and even been tipped to replace Santi Cazorla. Now, according to Bild (£), the Schalke midfielder has rejected the chance to sign a contract extension in Germany.

The 22-year-old has until the end of the season to change his mind but, with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool reportedly banging on the door, the youngster could choose to move on.

Speaking recently, Schalke CEO Christian Heidel admitted that the Bundesliga club do need to start planning for the future just in case he does go and pointed out that Meyer might not get the same first team opportunities if he moves.

“At the moment, we’re still ready to talk, but we have to plan for the new season,” said Heidel, reports the Daily Star.

“Domenico Tedesco has formed the team around him, so that Max Meyer is now in an ideal position. That wasn’t the case before.

“He has to think, regardless of the economic aspect, ‘would I be in this position at another club?’”

Meyer is impressing in the Bundesliga right now and, with Cazorla looking less and less likely to return to football, Arsenal might make a swoop for him in the summer.

The 22-year-old’s technical ability and style of play are remarkably similar to the little Spaniard‘s. The midfielder is immensely gifted and if the club can get him on a free, they could have paid nothing for a real player for the future.

Meyer has been at Schalke since 2009 so I’m sure he won’t take any decision lightly.

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