Date: 28th April 2018 at 2:33pm
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have announced the imminent departure of target Max Meyer at the expiry of his contract at the end of June.

The 22-year-old has been among the most sought after players in Europe, racking up almost 200 appearances for the side since making his debut in 2013.

Meyer and have reached an impasse over a renewal of his contract, with the club’s sporting director Christian Heidel now confirming the German’s much anticipated departure.

“Max will definitely leave in the summer,” he told the press. “We are dealing with this situation professionally.

“There weren’t, and there won’t be, any bad words from both sides; it’s all been very amicable.

“The player is planning his future, we are currently planning Schalke’s future, and our plans are heading in different ways.”

have been to the Veltins-Arena already this campaign to scout Meyer, with sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli thought to be keen on the German international.

The will have to move quickly to fend off interest from the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, as well as from sides Roma, Juventus, as well as cross-town rivals Inter.