Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel has spoken out amid speculation linking Leon Goretzka with a move to the Premier League.

It’s understood both Arsenal and Liverpool are weighing up transfer moves for Goretzka, with the 22-year-old midfielder out of contract at Schalke at the end of the 2017/18 campaign.

Reports suggest the Gunners are confident of landing Goretzka for free next summer and the north London giants are able to discuss a pre-contract agreement with the German in the new year.

Schalke official Heidel, though, remains hopeful of keeping hold of the Germany international despite growing interest from England.