Previous
Middlesbrough
Norwich City
2:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Lazio
AS Roma
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Hull City
Manchester United
0
0
FT
Game Details
Newcastle United
West Ham United
2
0
FT
Game Details
Chelsea
Sunderland
3
1
FT
Game Details
Arsenal
West Bromwich Albion
4
1
FT
Game Details
Stoke City
Liverpool
6
1
FT
Game Details
Manchester City
Southampton
2
0
FT
Game Details
Everton
Tottenham Hotspur
0
1
FT
Game Details
Aston Villa
Burnley
0
1
FT
Game Details
Leicester City
Queens Park Rangers
5
1
FT
Game Details
Crystal Palace
Swansea City
1
0
FT
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
Philadelphia Union
0
2
FT
Game Details
San Jose Earthquakes
Orlando City SC
1
1
FT
Game Details
Next

Schalke complete Bastos deal

As one transfer saga at Schalke 04 came to an end with Lewis Holtby joining Tottenham Hotspur, the Royal Blues have signed Lyon winger Michel Bastos on an 18 month loan.

Michel Bastos has scored three times for Lyon this season
Michael Bastos joined Lyon from Lille in 2009

Bastos, 29, passed a medical at Schalke on Monday and signed an 18-month loan deal. It is believed to be worth between €1.5 million and €1.8 million and also includes an option to make the transfer permanent.

"We are delighted that Michel Bastos joins us," Schalke general manager Horst Heldt said. "He is a player with experience on the international level with special skills. He can instantly help us. Moreover is eligible to play Champions League." 

On Tuesday morning, WAZ initially revealed further details of the contract with the online version of the newspaper claiming Schalke would automatically sign the Brazilian if they qualify for next year's Champions League or reach the semi-final stage this season. But the article was later amended to a "complicated contract paper" with no specific details.

Unlike than the club's other winter signing Raffael, Bastos is eligible to play in the Champions League as Lyon only qualified for the Europa League this season. Schalke take on Galatasaray in the first knockout round in February.

Schalke are currently sixth in the Bundesliga and well placed to push for a return to the Champions League next season. With 15 games remaining, third-placed Ruhr rivals Borussia Dortmund have opened a seven-point gap on Schalke, and Bundesliga surprise package Eintracht Frankfurt are fourth with a four-point advantage. Fourth place earns a Champions League qualifying round berth.

After the departure of Lewis Holtby, 19-year-old Julian Draxler is favourite to take his place in an attacking midfield role, with Raffael being the other option.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.