Liverpool and Arsenal are set to battle it out for the German midfielder Max Meyer ahead of the 2018-19 season.

Transfermarketweb has recently claimed that Arsenal are interested in free agent Max Meyer, but both have been shocked by the German’s salary demands.

The 22-year-old, whose contract at Schalke 04 expired at the end of June, refused to sign a new contract with the Bundesliga outfit after growing tired at their lack of ambition.

Both Premier League clubs are looking to strengthen their squad, however, they have been put off by Meyer’s £85,000-per-week wage demands.

The Germany international, who started his youth and senior career at Schalke, has dropped a hint at the treatment he received during his time at Arena AufSchalke before he left as a free agent.

“I was never concerned about the money, otherwise I would have accepted the second improved offer,” Meyer told Bild.

“That’s why I find it a mess for Clemens Tonnies to say it on TV as if it were all about money. I simply did not want to stay with Schalke and work under Heidel. It’s all about this. Lately, it just feels like bullying to me.”

“I did not want to come out and talk. I’ve just had enough of always reading something about myself, but neither Heidel nor Tonnies talked to me.”

“Now they can read how the last two years have been for me at Schalke.”

Meyer has made debut for the senior team on 16 February 2013 and went to score 22 times in 191 appearances for The Royal Blues.

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