FC Schalke 04 has been working on the frame for weeks. In order to make room for new entrances, the district club wanted to get rid of Yevhen Konoplyanka and Nabil Bentaleb first. According to the Sports Board Jochen Schneider, this will not be possible.
“I do not expect another player to leave us,” Schneider told the kicker. According to the journal, this statement explicitly included Konoplyanka and Bentaleb.
In both cases Schalke was last in concrete negotiations with interested associations. Outdoor stormer Konoplyanka was probably on the verge of a change of view, Bentaleb had done it to Werder Bremen.
Why Schalke could not reach an agreement with the interested parties, Schneider left open.” Then we will say something when the second. At the moment it looks as if Konoplyanka and Bentaleb will soon return to training the boys.
The 29-year-old Konoplyanka was committed to 12.5 million euros by FC Seville in the summer 2017 and equipped with a contract up to 2020. Since then he has not been able to meet expectations.
Bentaleb, 24 years old, 2016 even came to the Ruhr for around 20 million euros. His working paper on Schalke is dated to 2021. Werder had tried to borrow the Algerian for one season.