Originally a team made up of miners, Schalke is now the world’s fourth largest football club, with 135,000 members. One of them is Helmut Lauschus, who is among the very few miners left in the region.
The midfielder has been linked in the media with the likes of Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Liverpool. Schalke had been desperate for him to sign a new deal but say the decision has been amicable.
Bayern's Champions League semifinal first leg defeat by Real Madrid exposed an ageing and compromised squad. It is enough to dominate the Bundesliga but errors from Rafinha and Javi Martinez showed a lack of quality.
Despite Cologne's impending relegation, Germany left back Jonas Hector has signed a new contract until 2023. Rather than a ruse to get more money from a lucrative transfer, the club says he is staying.
Manchester City winger Leroy Sané has been named the English Professional Footballers' Association Young Player of the Year. His next challenge should be snatching Julian Draxler's Germany starting spot at the World Cup.
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