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Schalke close in on Bentaleb and Stambouli

Schalke are set to announce the double signing of Nabil Bentaleb and Benjamin Stambouli after agreeing deals with Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain respectively.

The midfield duo have both undergone medicals at the Bundesliga club and director of sport Christian Heidel expects both to be confirmed as Schalke players very soon.

"We have an agreement in place with Tottenham, we expect him [Bentaleb] to participate in training this afternoon," Heidel told a media conference.

"We are just waiting to sort the final paperwork to confirm the deal. Bentaleb is 100 per cent fit, but we need to be patient and give him a little time to integrate into the team.


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"Stambouli has just had his medical. We will wait for the results and we are positive that everything will be in order.

"Our new recruits know each other from their time together at Tottenham. They will be good additions to the team."

Bentaleb, 21, emerged through Spurs' youth system to make his professional debut in 2013, and has turned out a further 65 times in all competitions for the club.

Stambouli joined Tottenham in 2014 from Montpellier but only spent one season at White Hart Lane before returning to Ligue 1 with PSG.