Schalke stopper shrugs off Bayern speculation

BERLIN - Talented Schalke 04 goalkeeper Manuel Neuer does not want to leave the club despite being linked with a move to Bayern Munich.

"I have a contract with Schalke until 2012 and I have never thought about changing this situation," the 23-year-old Neuer told reporters in China on Thursday, where he is training with the German national team on a two-match Asian tour.

Bayern manager Uli Hoeness confirmed this week they were interested in signing Neuer, who could win his first international cap against the United Arab Emirates in Dubai next Tuesday.