Schalke could accept an offer over €45m from Tottenham Hotspur for Max Meyer, but time is running out to do a deal.

Spurs have signalled to the Ruhr giants that they would be prepared to pay €45m to get their hands on Meyer, but at present Schalke are prepared to keep hold of the highly rated attacking midfielder.

However, according to German magazine Kicker, an offer above €45m could well force Schalke to swallow hard and accept the bid, allowing Meyer to move to White Hart Lane.

Schalke do not want to sell Meyer and he is viewed as a key man, especially with his ability to operate in a number of positions.

But Spurs could reach such a figure that Schalke would have no choice but to allow the 22-year-old to leave.


In parallel with their talks over Meyer, Spurs have been chasing Real Madrid midfielder Isco, eyeing a deal to take the Spaniard to north London.

Isco wants to stay at Real Madrid though, while it is also claimed if he chooses to leave he would prefer to stay in La Liga.