Schalke manager Jens Keller is not worried about losing goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand in January, according to Sky Sports.

The 34 year old stopper has been in fine form for the German club so far this season and numerous clubs around Europe are keeping tabs on the German international with his contract set to run down at the end of this campaign.

Arsenal are one of the frontrunners to sign the experienced goalkeeper and a cut price January bid could be the answer if Hildebrand doesn’t sign a new deal before the new year.

Keller is not worried about losing Hildebrand at this point of the season but will look into his future before it becomes an issue.

“Timo Hildebrand does a good job,” Keller told Sport-BILD weekly.

“He is often at the right place at the right time. He reads the game very well.

“He was also very solid last season through the second phase of the campaign. He was between our posts when we turned our hopes into facts. Some people are just provoking discussions I really cannot see a point in.

“We have conceded 17 goals so far this term. I would not blame Timo for any of those 17 goals.

“I do not need to think about the expiring deal of Timo Hildebrand during a month like October.”

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