Liverpool, Arsenal rejected £77,000-a-week summer deal for free agent

Liverpool and Arsenal both turned their backs on signing Max Meyer after the free-agent demanded a £4million-a-year contract, according to a report.

The 22-year-old Germany international is still on the look out for a new club after allowing his contract at Schalke to run down.

Meyer was linked with Liverpool and Arsenal, but according to German newspaper Bild, the Premier League pair were told Meyer wanted more than £4million a year – wages the two clubs were not prepared to pay him.

Meyer managed just one goal and one assist in 28 games for Schalke last season, but he was still offered a new deal by the Gelsenkirchen-based club.

Meyer though refused to sign and has since accused the club of “bullying” him, while Atletico and Fenerbahce also snubbed Meyer after he demanded the equivalent of £77,000 per-week.

Now with Meyer short of options Fenerbahce have reportedly rekindled their efforts to sign the midfielder.

Turkish-Football claim Meyer’s agent Roger Wittman has been in talks with Fenerbahce sporting director Damien Comolli.

Fener though have offered the player considerably less his requested £4million a year salary, but are prepared to include a sign-on fee and bonuses.

Liverpool have since added Fabinho and confirmed Naby Keita’s arrival, while Arsenal have added midfielder Lucas Torreira and youngster Matteo Guendouzi.