Schalke Set To Hijack Wolfsburg's Diego Deal - Report

The Gelsenkirchen side have reportedly made a €17m offer for the Juventus star...
Brazilian playmaker Diego appeared to be on his way to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg earlier this week, but German outfit Schalke are reportedly eager to hijack the Wolfe's deal for the Juventus star and have made an offer for the 25-year-old too.

Wolfsburg director Dieter Hoeness travelled to Italy on Monday to open talks with Juventus over the transfer of Diego, and the two sides were believed to have agreed terms by Tuesday. A transfer fee of €16-17 million was supposedly enough to convince the Bianconeri to part company with Diego.

Diego's agent - and father - reportedly already arrived in Wolfsburg on Thursday to discuss terms, however, the 2008-09 Bundesliga champions have yet to reach an agreement with the former Werder Bremen star and they could now very well miss out on the capture of Diego.

According to a report in Tuttosport, Schalke have not given up on signing Diego and the Konigsblauen have reportedly made a €17m offer for the midfielder. Schalke are hopeful that the prospect of playing Champions League football will convince Diego to snub Wolfsburg and join the Gelsenkirchen side instead.

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