Max Meyer plans to leave Schalke on a free next summer
Germany international Max Meyer has said he is currently planning to leave Schalke on a free transfer next summer.
Meyer, who has been linked with Liverpool and Tottenham in the past, has entered the final 12 months of his contract and told reporters: "I'd be lying if I were to say I wasn't thinking about a transfer this summer.
"But the deeper we got into the transfer period, the firmer my resolution got that I wanted to stay at Schalke."
However, the 21-year-old midfielder struggled to win minutes under former Schalke boss Markus Weinzierl and things have not improved as yet under successor Domenico Tedesco.
He turned down an offer to extend his contract earlier this summer and said: "As things stand I will leave on a free next year."
He added: "From my side, there is no interest in getting back to the table [to discuss a new deal]."
His Schalke teammate Leon Goretzka is also expected to leave the Royal Blues on a free transfer next summer, with Sead Kolasinac, Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and Joel Matip already leaving on free transfers to Arsenal, Stoke City and Liverpool respectively in previous transfer periods.
Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @uersfeld.