Rumour has it that Juventus has the blessing of Schalke 04 to negotiate with Julian Draxler, though both sides are yet to agree a fee for him. Juve sporting director Fabio Pratici flew to Germany to open talks with the club.
Reports on Saturday suggested that Di Matteo has been sacked by Schalke, but the club has debunked this and said the former Chelsea manager resigned from his position. Di Matteo was made coach when Schalke were 11th in the league, after a disappointing run in the UCL, the club finished
Kevin-Prince Boateng Schalke 04 released midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng and striker Sidney Sam on Monday following the 2-0 Bundesliga defeat by Cologne which put their European place for next season at risk.
Ronaldo sets new record Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid in the first half of their Champions League last 16, second leg, match against Schalke on Tuesday to set a new record for goals in European competition with 78.
Roberto di Matteo Schalke coach Roberto di Matteo believes his side must score first at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday if they are to have any chance of overturning a 2-0 first leg deficit against Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League.