Embolo ‘rejects Man Utd, close to joining Schalke’

Ian Watson

Manchester United target Breel Embolo is reportedly on the verge of joining Schalke on a five-year deal for a fee in the region of £15.3million.

The Basel wonderkid has been chased by United but it appears Schalke have won the race to sign the Switzerland international.

According to Swiss daily Blickthe Bundesliga side have agreed a deal with Basel worth around €20million, with the fee being paid in three installments.

The versatile forward scored 13 goals for Basel last season, with United said to have identified the 19-year-old as one of their main targets for the summer.

But Schalke have stepped in as they prepare for the exit of Leroy Sane, who is a target for Manchester City.

Breel Embolo Switzerland