Schalke’s talks over a deal to sign Everton right-back Jonjoe Kenny are said to be progressing. 

According to German outlet Bild, Schalke are working hard to secure a deal to sign Kenny on loan this summer as they look to strengthen their squad.

The report claims that Schalke will offer Kenny more first-team chances than he had at Everton, after only playing nine Premier League games for the Blues this season.

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Kenny is a product of the Everton academy, but has struggled to nail down a starting place in Marco Silva’s side, with Seamus Coleman the undisputed first choice at right-back.

The 22-year-old has made 40 first-team appearances since making his debut for Everton in the 2015/16 season – a year in which he also had spells on loan to Oxford United and Wigan Athletic.

Schalke will be hoping the Kenny follows in the footsteps of his compatriots Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson in impressing in the Bundesliga.

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