Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly set to compete with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp for Schalke 04 attacking midfielder Max Meyer in the summer. The Germany international will see off his contract with the Bundesliga side by the end of the season, and he’s expected to move out of the club in the next transfer market.
Liverpool have already shown their readiness to complete their move for the player in the summer but they are going to face stiff competition from other interested clubs including Premier League rivals Arsenal, Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich, and Serie A giants AC Milan.
Jurgen Klopp is reportedly in search of a capable replacement for Phillippe Coutinho whom he sold to Barcelona during the winter transfer window, and his searchlight is spotted on the 22-year-old Germany international.
There are great chances of signing the player in the summer as Christian Heidel— Shalke’s CEO— failed to deny reports linking Meyer to the Emirates stadium.
According to Heidel during the January transfer market, Meyer will decide for himself whether he wants to remain at the Arena AufSchalke stadium beyond this season or he wants a new challenge at other clubs.
Heidel further revealed that the attacking midfielder is happy playing for the Die Königsblauen because he is treated comfortably by the club’s board and coaches.
“Max will be deciding shortly if he wants to stay at Schalke past the summer. He is very happy here, Schalke is his home,” Christian Heidel told reporters last month.
It is yet to be seen if Schalke will want to lose a player of his quality ahead of next season.