Chelsea defender departs, Blues interested in Eredivisie full-back

Chelsea full-back Baba Rahman has joined Bundesliga club Schalke 04 on a loan deal. The Ghanaian international joined the Blues in a £14 million deal from Augsburg last summer, but his performances in his debut season were deemed not good enough by the club fans. Over the week, news broke out that Schalke are interested in signing the 22-year-old, and on Sunday they announced the arrival of the defender on a season-long loan deal. Rahman reportedly passed his medical in Germany ahead of putting pen-to-paper on his deal. He managed 23 appearances…

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Manchester City agree personal terms with Bundesliga starlet

Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign German forward Leroy Sane from Schalke 04, according to a report by German outlet Bild. The Citizens will put between £42 million and £50 million on the table for the 20-year-old, who has agreed a four-year deal to join Pep Guardiola at the Emirates. Sane has been on City’s wishlist for a long time and back in January, it was claimed that the Citizens were ready to make a £46 million bid for the talented winger. Such a fee would make Sane the most expensive German football…

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Five outstanding young European goalkeepers set to star during the upcoming season

The development of a goalkeeper is similar to that of a fine wine, in that they often improve in quality with age. Nevertheless at the moment there are some outstanding young European goalkeepers who in previous seasons have defied their tender years to amass a considerable number of first team games and are destined to build upon that during the 2016-17 European club season. Whilst it is altogether possible to profile tens of young goalkeepers to whom that claim applies, this article will focus upon five who have become widely…

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Manchester City reportedly secure second big summer signing, miss out on defensive star target

Manchester City have sealed a £40 million deal for Schalke star Leroy Sane, beating the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester United to his signature. According to a report by The Sun, the Citizens have secured their second big summer signing for incoming coach Pep Guardiola, after signing midfielder Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund earlier this month. Once again, Man City looked to the Germany Bundesliga and found Sane, who is one of the most highly rated young players in Germany and Europe. Sane has scored 13 times for…

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Manchester United lead top 10 most profitable football teams (by a mile)

Manchester United are about to finish their third consecutive disappointing Premier League season, with the Red Devils probably unable to reach the Champions League. However, the Old Trafford club still tops the list of the world’s most profitable football teams according to Forbes. That is in the sense of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and player trading. During the 2014/2015 season, using June 2015 exchange rates, United made a £132 million profit, leading second-placed Real Madrid by a total of £20 million, as the Spanish giants earned £112 million.…

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Chelsea lead race for Bundesliga star

Schalke 04’s star Leroy Sane is one of the hottest properties in the world football at the moment. The youngster has already made his debut for the German national team at the age of 20 and is destined for great things in his career. It’s no wonder that almost all the major European clubs are interested in signing the pacey attacker. The likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal have already expressed their interests in the player. The Sun claimed that the Blues are currently leading the race to sign the…

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Arsenal’s summer transfer plans dealt double blow

Arsenal will have to dig deep in order to get two of their most wanted players next summer: Benedikt Howedes and William Carvalho. First up: Howedes. It was announced by Schalke 04 on their club website that the German international has signed a new contract at the club. It will tie him to the Bundesliga club until 2020. This is the fourth time that the Schalke man has extended his contract at the club, as the the 27-year-old has played with the Royal Blues since 2001, joining their youth ranks from SG…

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Liverpool target bid for Schalke starlet Leroy Sane

Liverpool are apparently preparing to table an offer for Schalke striker Leroy Sane after seeing one £11m bid for his services turned down over the summer, the Metro reports. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers already invested heavily in his squad during the transfer window, but the Metro claim that he still feels Liverpool are left wanting for specialist wide players. And a report in German publication Bild believes that Rodgers has targeted Schalke’s Leroy Sane as the man to correct that problem and will go in with a fresh offer after…

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Man United ready to turn to £20.3m Bundesliga superstar as Tomas Muller alternative

Manchester United are said to be weighing up a move for Schalke playmaker Julian Draxler as an alternative for Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller, the Metro reports. So far United boss Louis van Gaal has been frustrated in his attempts to prize Muller away from the Alianz Arena with the Bundesliga champions remaining firm on their insistence that he will not follow midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger to the club this summer. However, according to Italian publication TMW, the Red Devils are set to launch a surprise move for Draxler, with the…

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World Cup winning Bundesliga defender admits Arsenal interest

Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes has confirmed that Arsenal are interested in snapping him up this summer, according to the Daily Star. SEE ALSO: Full Arsenal 2015/16 fixture list Leaked images of Arsenal’s 2015/16 away kit David Ospina set for Arsenal exit The 27-year-old has been linked with a £13m switch to the Emirates recently, as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his defensive numbers this summer. However, the Gunners face missing out on his signature, as he looks as though he will extend his deal with the club despite failing to…

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Julian Draxler: I want to join Arsenal

Schalke midfield starlet Julian Draxler is reportedly eyeing up a move to Arsenal this summer, according to the Metro. SEE ALSO: Full Arsenal 2015/16 fixture list Leaked images of Arsenal’s 2015/16 away kit David Ospina set for Arsenal exit The 21-year-old has been consistently linked with a move to north London, and now appears to be hopeful of seeing the deal go through in the very near future. However, the main stumbling block in the deal, as it has always been, it Schalke’s £28.7m valuation, according to Italian news source…

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