Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel has given Manchester City an extremely tight deadline if they want to sign forward Leroy Sane.
Pep Guardiola revealed last week that the Citizens were going “to try” add Everton’s John Stones and Sane to the squad before the transfer window closes, but the clock is ticking on the latter.
Schalke are heading to Austria on Monday as they step up their pre-season preparations ahead of the Bundesliga season and if Man City cannot reach an agreement by then, the 20-year-old will be staying with the German club.
“Either we come to terms or we don’t,” Heidel told Kicker.
“But if Leroy boards the plane to Austria with us he’ll stay a player of this club.”