The Blues have suddenly become extremely active in the final few hours of the January transfer window, with numerous players being lined to a move to the Premier League leaders and The Hard Tackle attempts to bring you come of the major transfer news and updates surrounding Stamford Bridge
After entering into preliminary talks with his representatives a few days earlier, Chelsea have now launched a late bid for highly rated left-back Sead Kolasinac.
The 20-year-old winger has emerged as the Bundesliga's most promising young attacking talent and has been rewarded for his excellent 2015-16 season by being given a spot in Germany's Euro 2016 squad. Although Manchester United are reported to be interested in his signature, rivals Manchester City have made the first concrete move to bring him to England.
Shinji Kagawa's superb chip was not enough to prevent Borussia Dortmund drawing 2-2 at Schalke on Sunday, edging Bayern Munich towards a historic fourth straight Bundesliga title.
The 2016 summer transfer window will be the first one that Jurgen Klopp will be presiding over at Liverpool, and it looks like he has made his first signing already. The best part for Liverpool is that it isn't going to cost them a penny.
VfL Wolfsburg on Monday signed Julian Draxler from Schalke 04 as a replacement for Belgium playmaker Kevin de Bruyne, with the Germany international signing a five-year contract, both clubs confirmed.
Liverpool are now in pole position to sign Greece defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos. The Schalke defender currently on loan at Bayer Leverkusen is ready to move abroad and has been watched by Liverpool scouts for two seasons.
Will Real Madrid continue their brilliant run in Europe as they host Schalke 04 at Santiago Bernabeu?
The mining collieries of Gelsenkirchen may now just be a monument, but the city hasn’t forgotten its mining roots. Schalke 04’s youth academy Knappenshmiede which literally means “Miner’s Forge” has been unearthing precious footballing talents for years now. Situated in North Rhine-Westphalia, Schalker Knappenshmiede has been one of the major contributors for the golden generation of football in Germany. Established superstars like Manuel Neuer, Benedikt Höwedes, Mesut Ozil along with future prospects like Julian Draxler, Max Meyer, Kaan Ayhan to name a few, have been brought up through the youth ranks of Schalke. The club now boasts one of the best youth academies in Germany and in Europe as well. Origins: Started out as a development program in 1991, the academy was formed in 1998 with German Football Association’s vision to promote and develop football from grassroots level. The full fledged youth setup took a long road in achieving the present position. According to its Sporting Director Horst Heldt, the […]
Manchester City are chasing long term Arsenal target Julian Draxler.