Tuesday, 19th July, 2011

French club Brest have turned down a second bid from Bundesliga giants Schalke for striker Nolan Roux.

The 23-year-old has attracted significant attention this summer, but Brest have maintained that they will only allow Roux to depart for the right price.

And part of the reason for Brest’s stubborn stance is that Roux’s former club Lens are entitled to 50% of any transfer fee, meaning the €4M the Breton club hope to bring in for the hitman translates into a fee of €8M.

Schalke had first offered €4M for Roux, but saw that rejected and have since returned with a concrete €6.5M bid – but this too has been turned down.

"Brest refused our second offer", said Schalke’s sporting director Horst Heldt to Kicker.

The Ruhr giants are thought ready to submit another bid, but feel the €8M demanded by Brest is too high for a player who scored just six times in 28 Ligue 1 games last season.

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