Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel has denied that there is a rift between the German club and the representatives of Max Meyer.
A report in Bild had suggested that Schalke were not on the best of terms with the player and his entourage, but speaking at a press conference yesterday (quotes via Fussballtransfers.com), Heidel said:
“All I can say is that we have absolutely no bad relationship with the management of Max Meyer or with him.”
Meyer reportedly has eight teams pursuing him, including Arsenal. The 22 year old’s contract expires at the end of the season, and Bild claim that Schalke have given the midfielder until March 20th to decide on his future.
The identities of the eight teams involved are not all known but Barcelona and AC Milan have been rumoured as potential rivals for the Gunners.
Meyer could yet still remain at the Veltins-Arena. The German international has reportedly been offered a new €5.5m a season contract by Schalke, but the player has been keeping his options open.
Ostensibly an attacking midfielder, he has been playing as a holding midfield player this campaign, and has been praised for his performances in his new position.