The Switzerland international has hinted at a move away from Inter as talk grows of a possible return to the Bundesliga
Inter attacker Xherdan Shaqiri has admitted that he might find it hard to turn down Schalke if the Gelsenkirchen side come calling.
The Switzerland international joined Inter from Bayern Munich in the January transfer window, but has been unable to live up to the high expectations so far.
He has consequently been linked with a summer exit and Schalke allegedly see him as a suitable replacement for Jefferson Farfan, who is expected to join Al Jazira.
“Schalke are a great team,” the 23-year-old told Sport1.
“They are a club with a lot of ambition both in Germany and in Europe. For now, I remain an Inter player, though, with an ongoing contract.
“I cannot really say much about at this stage, but I would love to play in the Bundesliga again at some point.”
Shaqiri netted once in 15 Serie A appearances for Inter in 2014-15 and has a contract with the Giuseppe Meazza side until the summer of 2019.
Premier League side Stoke City have also been rumoured to be monitoring the player, with Inter boss Roberto Mancini thought to be considering the prospect of a sale.