Date: 20th September 2017 at 3:30pm
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are ready to offer midfielder €10m (£8.9m) a year to stay at the German club, according to Kicker.

The German magazine reports the club are desperate to keep the 22 year old with the player’s contract expiring at the end of the season. The Bundesliga side have lost two key players on free transfers over the past two years ( to Liverpool and to ), and they don’t want Goretzka to leave in the same manner.

Arsenal were linked with the German over the summer with the midfielder having been asked about the speculation by Sky Sports back in June.

Competition is believed to be very high for Goretzka with other clubs, as well as top European sides such as and , all competing for the attacking midfielder’s signature.

If he decides to reject Schalke’s reported new offer, he will be able to speak to other clubs in January about a free transfer.