Schalke 04 has denied reports that it wants to keep his goalkeeper Manuel Neuer with an offer of some EUR 21 million for a new three-year contract.
Cologne (SID) - Champions League semi-finalist Schalke 04 has messages denied, that he wants to keep his goalkeeper Manuel Neuer with a super contract of around 21 Millioen euro for a new three-year contract. "I have read with amazement." "This message is not in the approach, neither the numbers nor other details," said sporting Director Horst Heldt Thursday and responded so told on a report in the Bild-Zeitung, but: "It remains however that we will do everything possible to ensure"", Manuel Neuer on the contractual relationship to bind, to us." Neuer contract ends in 2012.
In insider circles, the change of 25 to the German champions Bayern Munich at the end of the season but is perfect. "Manuel Neuer is the face of Schalke." "We will everything possible, to keep him", Schalke Supervisory Board Chairman Clemens Tonnies is quoted. Schalke has taken in the current competition in the premier class, in which Manchester United opponents in the round of the last four is already 50 million euros.
In the January conditions the German football were known League (DFL), whereby the indebted tradition Club must reduce the player budget by sales, before he can make millions investments.
To Heldt: "Taken money we are are the liabilities in the eradication of more, but also in the team, can provide a competitive squad on the legs in the next season."