sport news join the race for Leon Goretzka

Jose Mourinho is seeking a replacement for veteran Michael Carrick targeted Schalke's Leon Goretzka as a potential replacement The 22-year-old has been the subject of interest of Arsenal and Barcelona Goretzka is out of contract in the summer and has been offered a new deal Mourinho has refused to rule out a move for Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil 

By Simon Jones for MailOnline

Published: 12:23 GMT, 2 December 2017 | Updated: 12:23 GMT, 2 December 2017

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have joined the clubs showing interest in Schalke's talented midfielder Leon Goretzka.

The 22-year-old Germany international is out of contract in the summer and has been offered lucrative new terms to stay at the Bundesliga side.

However, Schalke face a tough task to convince him to remain in Germany with Europe's elite clubs clamouring to tempt him away.

Leon Goretzka (right) has been the subject of interest from many European giants

Leon Goretzka (right) has been the subject of interest from many European giants

Jose Mourinho has targeted the 22-year-old as a potential replacement for Michael Carrick

Carrick is nearing the end of his career and Mourinho is hoping to find a suitable replacement

Jose Mourinho has targeted the 22-year-old as a potential replacement for Michael Carrick

Arsenal, Juventus and Barcelona are already understood to have opened discussions with his representatives while Bayern Munich have also posted an interest.

United manager Jose Mourinho wants to bolster his midfield with Michael Carrick coming to the end of his career and the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata struggling to convince him they

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