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Schalke 04: 'Thilo Kehrer close to Paris Saint-Germain switch'

Schalke 04 sporting director Christian Heidel confirms that the German club's defender Thilo Kehrer is on the verge of completing a switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

Schalke 04 sporting director Christian Heidel has confirmed that the German club's defender Thilo Kehrer is on the verge of completing a switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

Kehrer, 21, started 27 Bundesliga matches for Schalke last term after breaking into the first team during the 2016-17 campaign.

Heidel has revealed that Schalke were desperate to keep hold of the defender, but could not reject a proposal which is believed to be worth in the region of £33m to the German outfit.

"Without an offer of the dimension that PSG has given us, Thilo would have certainly extended," Heidel told reporters. "We have basically agreed on a contract with Paris. The transfer will have an economic significance that Schalke 04 can not refuse."

PSG will open their 2018-19 Ligue 1 campaign at home to Caen on Sunday night.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG16142049103944
2Lille1794425151031
3Montpellier HSCMontpellier1685324121229
4Lyon168442620628
5Marseille168262925426
6Saint-EtienneSt Etienne167542421326
7Nice167451214-225
8StrasbourgStrasbourg175842721623
9Nimes166552421323
10Rennes176562325-223
11Reims175751115-422
12Bordeaux165651919021
13NantesNantes165562424020
14Angers164661921-218
15Toulouse164661424-1018
16Dijon174491628-1216
17AmiensAmiens1751111630-1416
18Caen172871522-714
19MonacoMonaco163491624-813
20GuingampGuingamp1715111234-228

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