Franco Di Santo moves to Rayo Vallecano

Done deal: Franco Di Santo has left FC Schalke 04 and signed for Spanish side Rayo Vallecano. The Argentine’s contract was terminated early at the Royal Blues.


FC Schalke 04 loan Jeffrey Bruma until the end of the season

FC Schalke 04 have loaned Jeffrey Bruma from VfL Wolfsburg until the end of the season. The Dutch international will be available to face Borussia Mönchengladbach this coming weekend. He will where the number 27 shirt.


Rabbi Matondo signs a four-year contract until June 30th, 2023

A huge British talent has signed for the Royal Blues: FC Schalke 04 have signed Rabbi Matondo from the current English champions Manchester City. The 18-year-old has been given a four-year contract, which will expire on June 30th, 2023. He will wear the number 14 shirt. Both clubs have agreed to keep the deal private.


Alessandro Schöpf to undergo operation – successful surgery for Benjamin Stambouli

Schalke 04 suffered three injuries during their 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin last Friday (25/01/19). Alessandro Schöpf and Benjamin Stambouli came off the worst.

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Schöpf, Stambouli and Skrzybski out injured

All three players had to be taken off injured on Friday evening, and there doesn’t seem to be any good news for Schalke.


Benjamin Stambouli new vice-captain

After Naldo’s departure to AS Monaco, Benjamin Stambouli will take on his role as vice-captain, revealed Domenico Tedesco on Friday.


Salif Sané to return to team training

Salif Sané’s injury sustained in Friday’s friendly isn’t as bad as first feared. The Senegalese defender was taken off during Friday’s match against KRC Genk with an ankle injury but luckily, he hasn’t suffered any structural damages. Sané underwent an MRT scan shortly after returning to Germany from Schalke’s winter training camp in Benidorm. The centre-back could return to team training on Tuesday, 15th January.


Johannes Geis leaves for 1. FC Köln

Midfielder Johannes Geis has left Schalke 04 to sign for second-division side 1. FC Köln. The clubs have agreed to keep the terms of the deal private. The 25-year-old’s contract would have expired at the end of the season.


Suat Serdar to sit out of training

Suat Serdar has suffered a muscle injury in his left thigh and will not train again in Benidorm during the side's training camp, although he will remain with the squad.


Naldo transfers to AS Monaco

With a heavy heart, FC Schalke 04 announce a departure from the club: Naldo has transferred to AS Monaco with immediate effect. The 36-year-old has signed a contract with the French side until the 30th June 2020. The clubs have reached a non-disclosure agreement regarding the terms of the transfer.


Seppo Eichkorn makes comeback to Schalke coaching staff

New signing for Domenico Tedesco’s coaching team: Seppo Eichkorn, who was an assistant coach for FC Schalke 04 between 2009 and 2013, will rejoin the S04 coaching team with immediate effect. He will travel with the team for the upcoming training camp in Benidorm, Spain, which gets underway on Friday (4th January).


Hamza Mendyl out for remainder of 2018

Schalke 04 will be without Hamza Mendyl for the rest of 2018. The left back injured his ankle in the 1-0 win against Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday.


Burgstaller: Out until after the winter break

Guido Burgstaller picked up an injury during the derby against BVB and has been ruled out until after the winter break. It is unsure whether he will be fit to start for the second round of Bundesliga games. He has been diagnosed with a calf and Achilles tendon injury.


Steven Skrzybski to stay with the squad

Fingers crossed for Steven Skrzybski: The 26-year-old suffered an injury in the shoulder and chest region in the game against FC Porto. However, the injury dosen't appear to be too serious and the attacker hasn’t left the squad’s base in Baden-Württemberg ahead of Saturday’s game with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

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No serious damage to Weston McKennie

Weston McKennie picked up an injury on international duty and returned back to Gelsenkirchen on Sunday (18/11). An MRI scan on Monday showed that he hasn’t suffered any serious muscular damage.


A comeback, a birthday goal and plenty of talent on show

There were many positives on show in Sunday’s friendly in St. Petersburg – the only negative was the result. “We had the chance to win and I feel we at least deserved a draw”, said Ralf Fährmann on the 2-1 defeat.


Oczipka raring to go against Zenit

Bastian Oczipka is about to make his Schalke comeback. The left back hasn’t played since he came on as a sub in the final game of last season, and underwent an operation during the summer. He’s now fit again and is in the squad to face Zenit St. Petersburg tomorrow (13:00 CET), after Schalke’s main sponsor GAZPROM invited the club to play the game.


Breel Embolo sidelined after fracturing his metatarsal.

FC Schalke 04 must be without Breel Embolo for the coming weeks after the striker fractured his metatarsal.


Breel Embolo leaves Swiss squad with injury

Breel Embolo will not be available for the Swiss national side in their fixtures with Qatar (14/11) and Belgium (18/11). The striker picked up a metatarsal injury in the 3-0 defeat at Frankfurt, but still travelled to the national team's meeting today.


Mark Uth pulls out of the Germany squad

Mark Uth pulled a muscle during the 3-0 defeat in Frankfurt on Sunday (11/11) and was therefore taken off in the 52nd minute. A more detailed diagnosis will follow in due course.