Bundesliga club confirm 22-goals playmaker is considering Liverpool move

Schalke’s sporting director Christian Heidel has confirmed that Max Meyer is ‘exploring’ the possibility of a move in the summer transfer window.

Meyer has scored 22 goals in 189 appearances for Schalke since breaking into the first-team back in 2013 but the 22-year-old midfielder is out of contract at the end of the 2017/18 campaign.

The Germany international has rejected Schalke’s offer of a new deal, with a move to the Premier League looking increasingly likely. Both Arsenal and Liverpool are understood be be expressing a strong interest in Meyer who will be available for free.

Asked about the recent transfer rumours, Schalke chief Heidel told RevierSport: ‘It is clear that Max and his advisors are exploring the market. ‘And we’re not doing anything different.’

Heider admitted earlier this week that Schalke would welcome Mexer signing a new contract but urged the player to agree a deal imminently.

‘If Max Meyer comes now and says he wants to continue playing for Schalke that would be wonderful,’ he told Sport Bild. ‘But we cannot and will not wait for a few more weeks.’