Bayer Leverkusen prepared for fight to keep Patrik Schick this summer

Graeme Bailey
Patrik Schick has been excellent for Bayer Leverkusen
Patrik Schick has been excellent for Bayer Leverkusen / Alex Grimm/GettyImages

Bayer Leverkusen are adamant they will not sell star striker Patrik Schick this summer amid mounting interest from Bayern Munich.

The 26-year-old has enjoyed a brilliant campaign in Germany with 20 goals to his name from as many games, trailing only Robert Lewandowski in the league's scoring charts.

Indeed, his performances have caught Bayern's eye and the Bundesliga leaders are keeping a close eye on Schick as a potential replacement for Lewandowski, who will enter the final 12 months of his contract this summer and is attracting interest from most of the game's elite.

Schick is also being watched by scouts from a number of Premier League sides. Back in December, 90min revealed that Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, West Ham, Newcastle and Everton were all following him closely, with Bayer sources confirming soon after that they would rebuff any offers.

That refusal to sell remains at BayArena, club CEO Fernando Carro confirmed to Sky Germany.

"We are not going to sell Patrik Schick, so there is no need to talk at all," Carro said.

"Patrik Schick feels very comfortable with us. We count on him firmly in the planning for the next few years."