Schalke hint at Holtby sale

Schalke general manager Horst Heldt has not ruled out selling
players this month amid talk Lewis Holtby could make his move to
Tottenham during the current transfer window rather than in the
summer.

Spurs have agreed a deal to sign the 22-year-old midfielder on a
free transfer in the summer when his contract at Schalke
expires.

But speculation has emerged the Premier League club could move
to bring him to White Hart Lane earlier than expected after
midfielder Sandro suffered a knee injury which requires
surgery.

Heldt, who recently wrapped up the signing of Dynamo Kiev
forward Raffael on loan, has fuelled talk that Germany
international Holtby is on his way to North London this month by
revealing players could leave.

He told
Die Welt newspaper: “This transfer window will not close
until the end of the month. We have signed Raffael and it could
become a fact that we will sell or buy one or more players this
month.

“We will have to wait on a certain progress in some
affairs.”