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.”