Bild is reporting that Schalke has received an offer from Premier League side Blackburn for former Real Madrid striker Raul Gonzalez.

Schalke general manager Horst Heldt told the German daily on Tuesday that the Bundesliga club received an offer from Blackburn on Monday and would ''meet with Raul and his agent today to talk about it.''

Heldt added: ''We don't actually want to let him go but if he tells us he wants to go, we will deal with it and enter negotiations. There will be a prompt decision in the matter, by tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the latest.''

The 34-year-old Raul, whose contract with Schalke runs until 2012, scored 22 goals in 55 games for the club following his arrival from Real Madrid last summer.