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EXTRA TIME: Former Schalke 04 stars Choupo-Moting and Sane reunite

The former teammates had a great time together in a concert ahead of Saturday's Premier League games

Report: Leon Goretzka Set to Snub Arsenal for Barcelona

Arsenal’s transfer plans have been dealt a huge blow after Leon Goretzka has apparently decided to sign for Barcelona.

The Schalke 04 star has been noted by many as a potential replacement for contract rebel Mesut Ozil, whose current deal runs out at the end of the season.

Goretzka is also running into the last six months of his contract and the 22-year-old will be able to discuss potential moves in the summer, meaning he would leave Schalke for nothing.

Manchester City, Liverpool, Juventus and Bayern Munich have all shown interest in the German international, but Schalke have refused to give up hope of keeping him at the club and have tabled a number of improved contracts.

However, the Daily Mirror now says that Goretzka has made his mind up and wants to sign for Barcelona when his current deal expires.

They report that Goretzka has already started talks with the Catalan club preparing for his move in the summer.

Should this deal go ahead, it has the potential to upset both Arsenal and Mesut Ozil, with Barcelona one of Ozil’s favoured destinations. It is highly unlikely that Barcelona would want to sign two very similar players at the same time.

The proposed deal could also have major ramifications for Liverpool - also in the running for Gortezka - who may be able to keep hold of Philippe Coutinho, should Barcelona look elsewhere for deals.

Schalke's Max Meyer and Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos argue during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA

Schalke goes 2nd in Bundesliga, Werder Bremen finally wins

Schalke's team celebrates after the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. Schalke defeated Hamburg with 2-0 and is now on the second place of the table behind Bayern. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke goes 2nd in Bundesliga, Werder Bremen finally wins

Schalke's Max Meyer is carried by Schalke's head coach Domenico Tedesco during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke goes 2nd in Bundesliga, Werder Bremen finally wins

Schalke's Guido Burgstaller scores his side's second goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke goes 2nd in Bundesliga, Werder Bremen finally wins

Schalke's head coach Domenico Tedesco reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke's team celebrates after the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. Schalke defeated Hamburg with 2-0 and is now on the second place of the table behind Bayern. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke's head coach Domenico Tedesco reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke's Max Meyer is carried by Schalke's head coach Domenico Tedesco during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke's Guido Burgstaller scores his side's second goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

The referee breaking unseen barriers for women in soccer

FILE -In this Oct. 20, 2017 file photo, female referee Bibiana Steinhaus blows the whistle during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and FSV Mainz 05 at the Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Bibiana Steinhaus, the first female referee to officiate in the Bundesliga. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)

FILE -In this Oct. 20, 2017 file photo, female referee Bibiana Steinhaus blows the whistle during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and FSV Mainz 05 at the Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Bibiana Steinhaus, the first female referee to officiate in the Bundesliga. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)

FILE -In this Oct. 20, 2017 file photo, female referee Bibiana Steinhaus blows the whistle during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and FSV Mainz 05 at the Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Bibiana Steinhaus, the first female referee to officiate in the Bundesliga. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Schalke's Max Meyer and Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos argue during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Schalke's Guido Burgstaller (19) celebrates scoring the second goal with his team during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Schalke's Max Meyer and Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos argue during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Schalke's Max Meyer and Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos argue during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Schalke's Max Meyer and Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos argue during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Schalke's Max Meyer and Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos argue during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Hamburg's Gotoku Sakai talks to Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Hamburg's Gotoku Sakai and Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Hamburg's Gideon Jung reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Schalke's head coach Domenico Tedesco (L) and Hamburg's head coach Markus Gisdol during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Schalke's head coach Domenico Tedesco (L) and Hamburg's head coach Markus Gisdol during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Fans of Hamburg shows a banner reading 'Investors' during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Hamburg's head coach Markus Gisdol reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Hamburg's Christian Mathenia in action during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Schalke's Franco di Santo (C), Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos (L) and Hamburg's Mergim Mavraj (R) in action during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Schalke's Franco di Santo (C), Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos (L) and Hamburg's Mergim Mavraj (R) in action during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Hamburg's Mergim Mavraj in action during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Hamburg's Mergim Mavraj in action during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Fans of Hamburg show a banner reading 'Investors undesirable' during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Schalke's Franco di Santo (R) celebrates scoring the first goal with Schalke's Daniel Caligiuri (L) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Referee Robert Hartmann (C) reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Hamburg's Christian Mathenia (L) and Hamburg's Dennis Diekmeier (R) talk to referee Robert Hartmann (C) during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Referee Robert Hartmann (R) reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Referee Robert Hartmann (C) reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Schalke's head coach Domenico Tedesco (L) and Hamburg's head coach Markus Gisdol during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Hamburg's Tatsuya Ito (L) talks to Hamburg's Douglas Santos during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Hamburg's Tatsuya Ito (L) talks to Hamburg's Douglas Santos during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

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