Paris - Luxembourg's Frank Schleck, the brother of former Tour winner Andy, has been
linked with a move to Kazakh outfit Astana.
The elder Schleck was dumped by his
team RadioShack last week, just days before completing a suspension for using a
banned diuretic, in a move that angered his brother.
L'Equipe reported on Monday
that Astana have offered Franck a deal for the remainder of this year with an
option to team up with Andy in 2014.
Astana have already lost three riders from
this year's Tour, with Janez Brajkovic, Fredrik Kessiakoff and Andrey Kashechkin
all having pulled out.