Chelsea enter the race to sign 22-year-old Bundesliga’s No.8 midfielder

September 29, 2017

According to the reports, Schalke highly-rated midfielder Leon Goretzka is attracting transfer interest from the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool as the youngster prepares to be a free agent next summer.

The 22-year-old star has not signed a new contract deal with his current club and will be free to walk away for nothing at the end of the campaign, with a number of European top clubs showing an interest in his services.

Bayern Munich and Barcelona are understood to be the two main contenders for the Germany international at present, though the midfielder could also have offers to move to the Premier League.

As per the Bild, Chelsea, Man United and Liverpool are also joined by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in looking at Goretzka’s situation ahead of next summer.

Leon Goretzka has long been regarded as one of the best young players in the Bundesliga, having established himself as a regular member of Schalke’s starting lineup since the 2013/14 season.

The likes of Julian Draxler and Leroy Sane have also recently made their name at Schalke before earning big moves elsewhere, and it now seems likely that Goretzka is on his way out of the club.