Arsenal and Liverpool are chasing the Norway international and Schwarzer said: "It would be a blow to lose him. Brede is proving to be a top-class player and a top professional, he is one of the last to leave the training ground every day and he looks after himself very well. All of our back line have played well. People tend to forget about Hughes, who has been outstanding, as have Pantsil and Konchesky.
"But certain individuals are always going to be singled out and Brede is very composed on the ball, he is strong in one-on-one situations and his aerial dominance is superb."