Schalke defender Thilo Kehrer closing in on PSG switch

Schalke 04 centre-back Thilo Kehrer is reportedly on the verge of completing a move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain, according to German newspaper Bild.

The club’s sporting director Christian Heidel has confirmed that Schalke were desperate to keep hold of the 21-year-old defender, but could not reject a proposal which is believed to be worth somewhere in the region of £33m to the Bundesliga outfit.

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Inter Milan reportedly keen on Ilkay Gundogan

Inter Milan have reportedly outlined their intentions to move for Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan this summer.

The Germany international has struggled for playing time at the Etihad Stadium since joining from Borussia Dortmund for £20m in 2016.

According to Tuttosport, the Italian giants are keeping tabs on the 27-year-old playmaker after cooling their interest in Real Madrid’s Luka Modric and losing target Arturo Vidal to FC Barcelona.

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Can anyone stop Germany winning again?

You won’t be surprised to know that when you look at the outright odds at williamhill.com, Germany sit right among the top bookies favourites for the World Cup. The fact that they are Germany and the archetypal ‘tournament team’ is probably enough for most punters to place a bet, but the form books show that the confidence in Die Mannschaft is well placed. The holders breezed through qualifying with ten wins out of ten (scoring 43 and conceding just four) and tasted success in the Confederations Cup on Russian soil last summer, at the same time as their under-21s swept to glory in the European Championships in Poland.

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