Schalke do not have any intentions to sell 21-year-old winger Julian Draxler, but team chief Horst Heldt admitted that it would be possible for him to be sold.
It will not be easy to pull off though, as the Daily Express reports that it would take an “astronomical offer” for the Bundesliga club to allow Draxler to leave.
Manchester United and Arsenal are understood to have expressed interest in the German international, and Juventus are also reported to be in the mix.
Heldt confirmed that the team do not have any immediate plans to sell Draxler though.
“Our plan is not to sell Julian. That said, in this business it’s difficult to make definitive statements,” Heldt said.
“If another club makes an astronomical offer for a player, for the good of the club you must always at least consider it.”
Although Draxler did not put forth his best performance last season, he has shown plenty of upside in past seasons.
The 21-year-old winger scored 13 goals in the 2012-13 season before adding another six in the 2013-14 season.
Man United and Arsenal have both spent their summers hoping to strengthen its respective midfields.
The Red Devils have had plenty of luck in doing so with multiple signings, including Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Meanwhile, the Gunners have not made any significant midfielder signings. They reportedly have their sights set on star strikers Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani, however.