Date: 20th March 2018 at 5:38am
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have been handed a massive boost in the market with the news that a European giant has pulled out of the running for the services of an midfielder.

Schalke are poised to lose at the end of the season when his contract draws to a close andĀ TalkSportĀ cites reports that indicate leaders Barcelona have ended their interest in the German international.

The 22-year-old, capped four times by his national side, has snubbed offers of a renewal from Schalke so far and, whilst another offer could be forthcoming from the Bundesliga side, he’s widely expected to be on the move at the end of the season.

and have both been attributed with an interest in the young midfielder and the news of Barcelona pulling out of the running will come as a significant boost for both sides.

A move to the Emirates Stadium would certainly make sense from Arsenal’s perspective as the risk losing Jack Wilshere and this summer, whilst there have been concerns that Aaron Ramsey could push for an exit when his contract expires in 2019.