Tottenham Hotspur are planning to make a sensational transfer splash before the summer transfer window closes by snapping up highly rated Max Meyer from Bundesliga giants Schalke.

According to German daily Bild, Spurs are set to slap in a bid of €45m for Meyer in the hopes of turning Schalke's head on deadline day and taking the 20-year-old to White Hart Lane.

Schalke are expected to weigh up whether to accept the offer, with sporting director Christian Heidel having a big say on matters.

A move to Spurs would see Meyer pocket a big pay increase, with suggestions he could earn around €8m per year, plus bonuses.

But doing the deal so late in the day could prove to be difficult for the north London side, although they will be boosted by Schalke having secured a player who looks like a replacement.


Indeed, the Bundesliga side have just hoovered up Yevhen Konoplyanka on a loan deal from Spanish side Sevilla.

The loan contains a purchase option which will be automatically activated if he reaches a set number of appearances, with a €16m deal to then kick in for the Ukraine international.