Germany forward Holtby to leave Schalke

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GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) -- Germany forward Lewis Holtby has decided to leave Schalke when his contract with the Bundesliga club expires at the end of this season.

Schalke said Friday that Holtby rejected a proposed contract extension. It wasn't immediately clear where he might go.

News of Holtby's departure comes days after Netherlands striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar extended his Schalke contract for another two years until June 2015.