Schalke Knock Back Chelsea Interest In Midfield Starlet

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German youngster wants to sign new deal to stay at Schalke.

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Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt has said that though he is well aware of Chelsea’s interest in the club’s 18-year-old wonder kid Max Meyer any talk of a move is far too premature, the Express reports.

The highly rated midfielder has burst onto the scene in the Bundesliga this season and has already bagged three goals in 15 appearances, leading reports to hint at Blues boss Jose Mourinho plotting a £12.5m raid to bring him to west London in January.

However, Horst has denied that a formal bid has been made yet.

He told Kicker: “There has been no official offer from Chelsea.

“But I have heard about their interest.”

The player himself is also well aware of the proposed links with the Premier League club, and though he is flattered by them he has insisted that he hopes to sign a new deal to keep him at his current club soon.

“I’m glad that I’m so popular, but I feel very comfortable here,” he said.

“I hope that an agreement can be reached. I think it will happen this year.”

Mourinho is currently thought to be preparing a reshuffle of his midfield ahead of the January transfer window and Meyer is thought to be just one of a number of players said to be on his wish list.

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