Slomka aims to keep Hamit
By Chris Ives
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Mirko Slomka says the club have no intention of letting Hamit Altintop leave the club.
Schalke boss Mirko Slomka says the club have no intention of letting midfielder Hamit Altintop leave the club.
The Turkish international had been linked with a move to Borussia Monchengladbach after failing to hold down a berth in Slomka's starting line-up earlier this season, but the coach now says the Royal Blues are keen to extend his contract.
"We are not even thinking about letting Hamit go," he said on Wednesday.
"In fact the opposite is the truth. We want to continue working with him for a long time to come and want to extend his contract soon."
Gelsenkirchen-born Altintop joined Schalke from Wattenscheid in 2003. His twin brother Halil is also a member of the club's first-team squad.