Schalke are said to be considering terminating the contract of ex-Liverpool loanee Ozan Kabak as they continue to struggle to find a buyer for him this summer.
Kabak spent the second half of last season on loan at Anfield. The Reds had the option to buy him for £18m but decided against it.
With Schalke suffering relegation in the Turk’s absence, they have been attempting to move him on this transfer window.
They cannot afford to pay him and per Constantin Eckner in the Echo, are now considering terminating his contract.
This would allow Kabak to join a new club for free, while Schalke would be able to stop paying his wages.
However, Liverpool still have no interest in signing the player as they are well-stocked in the centre-back department.
Kabak contract stand-off good for potential buyers
The Kabak situation is one of the strangest we have seen this summer.
He looked perfectly adequate in a Liverpool shirt, so we cannot believe that nobody has struck to sign him yet this summer.
At 21-years-old, he has the potential to become a very good player.
Now that it looks possible that he will be available for free, someone will surely make their move.
It looks obvious that that team will not be Liverpool.
However, it would make sense for the club to sign him and loan him out in the hope of getting a profit next summer.
Unfortunately, it is not a deal that we can see happening just now.