Saturday, 16th January 2010

Schalke boss Felix Magath has revealed he is pleased with striker Kevin Kuranyi’s decision to reject a move to Premier League side Sunderland. Whilst the German coach was willing to sell his forward for €4M, in order to offset massive debts at the club, and despite Kuranyi’s contract being up in the summer, Magath is pleased he will still have him.

"I am not unhappy he refused", said Magath, "because we really need him during the second half of the season."

Schalke will still no doubt be open to offers for other members of their squad, with club debts estimated to be around the €130M mark. Two players believed to be targets for other sides in the winter transfer window are Brazilian Rafinha and young prospect Benedikt Howedes, both interesting Wolfsburg.


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