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.
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.
Other English players Schalke could target
The young Spurs right-back is yet to experience a full season of first-team football and could be tempted by the prospect of regular game time in Germany.
Brewster has been highly rated at Liverpool for a number of years, but is yet to be given a chance to show what he can do. Schalke could offer him the opportunity to express himself.
The Manchester United shot-stopper impressed at Sheffield United last season and looks to be a very promising player for the future. The England under-21 international would be a terrific signing.
The Norwich City centre-back has shown maturity for his age and has an eye for goal from defence. He could thrive in the Bundesliga if given the chance.