Schalke youngster Max Meyer insists he’s happy at the club and hasn’t contemplated a move, following long-time reports linking the midfielder with both Arsenal and Chelsea.
The 18-year-old enjoyed a breakout campaign with the Bundesliga club last season, scoring six goals in 30 league appearances to earn a place on Germany’s 30-man provisional World Cup squad, before making his debut in a friendly against Poland.
Signing a new contract last November until 2018, speculation surrounding his future has nevertheless continued to mount in the months since, but the playmaker stresses that he’s completely ignored all rumours thus far.
‘Arsenal and Chelsea interest? That doesn't really affect me. I completely ignore it,’ he told Goal.com.
‘I am not thinking about interest from other teams when I go out there on the pitch. Of course, it's flattering in some way because it's conformation that you're doing well. But it doesn't affect me.
‘I don't care about interest from other teams because I'm feeling very well at Schalke. There's absolutely no reason for me to leave Schalke at this stage, so I ignore all rumours.’
With Liverpool also reported to have been readying an £8 million bid for Meyer earlier this summer, the German international maintains that a move abroad is something which he’s given little thought to.
‘A move abroad in the future is not on my mind at the moment,’ he declared. ‘I am feeling great at Schalke and in Germany. I feel at home here and all my friends and family are here.
‘Plus, I'm playing for a great team. I got the chance to play in the Bundesliga here and I'm really enjoying myself.
‘A transfer is not an option for me. I am not thinking about what will happen in two or three years. I live in the here and now.’