Schalke chief Jochen Schneider has warned that Liverpool-linked Ozan Kabak will not leave the club in the current transfer market.
Liverpool are yet to fill the void left by defender Dejan Lovren, who was sold to Zenit St Petersburg and have been mentioned with a move for Schalke’s 20-year-old centre-half Kabak, who is highly rated.
His side are suffering from financial troubles and recently let the American midfielder Weston McKennie move to Italian giants Juventus.
However, the club are not interested in cashing in on Kabak and are sure that the ace is happy to stay for now, with Jochen telling the fans not to worry.
Schneider is of the view that Ozan is one of the best centre-back prospects in Europe, is delighted to have the ace at Schalke and will do everything to make sure that he is still at the club beyond the end of the market on 5th October
“We are extremely happy that we managed to sign the greatest talent in Europe in this position last year with Ozan“, the sporting director told German broadcaster Sport1.
“Ozan is a great player and a wonderful person. We are very happy that he is with us. I can reassure all fans: we will not give Ozan up.“
It remains to be seen if Die Knappen management could rethink their position in the event the Anfield outfit come in with a big offer to snap up the 20-year-old Turkish defender over the coming weeks.