Cape Town - Sought-after German midfielder Leon Goretzka says he will make a decision on his future in January 2018, with a number of clubs circling.
Manchester United and Arsenal are both reportedly keen on the 22-year-old former VfL Bochum player although Barcelona are said to be the front-runners for his signature.
Goretzka can leave Schalke 04 at the end of the season for free when his contract expires, and is able to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January 1.
However, it appears as if Goretzka may be keen to stay where he is, although if he does move, it won't be a rash decision.
"I have to find out for myself what the next step should be," he said.
"I have to consider a million things. I am a person who is very meticulous in such decisions. I play through all the scenarios. So I need time.
"There doesn't exist a deadline, but I think we are in the final phase.
"The final decision will be made in January."
Goretzka, who has four goals in 12 games in all competitions for Schalke this season, also has an impressive goal scoring record for Germany, with six goals in 12 games.