The German midfielder signs for The Reds' on a £10M deal
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Schalke have agreed to sign Germany winger Sidney Sam from Bundesliga rivals Bayer Leverkusen in the summer for a set fee of 2.5 million euros.
The 25-year-old has 18 months left to run on his contract with Leverkusen, but agreed terms with the Gelsenkirchen club, who have met the terms of a clause in his contract.
He has put pen to paper on a four-year deal for the Royal Blues.
Bayer Leverkusen's director of sport Rudi Voller says it is "no secret" that his club are in the hunt for Chelsea's Kevin de Bruyne.
– Bayer Leverkusen's director of sport Rudi Voller speaking to Germany's Sky Spor
We made no secret of our interest in Kevin De Bruyne right from last summer. There are many clubs interested in him.
Regardless of our league position, we're always looking for new players.
It's possible that we do sign somebody this winter, but then again, we could go into the second half of the season with the same team and look to do something next summer.
If you do anything, then it's got to be a top alternative to what we've already got here.
Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich defeated Augsburg 3-0 on Saturday to set a league record of 37 games unbeaten, breaking Hamburg's record of 1982/83.
Catch up on the latest Bundesliga highlights on ITV Player now! This weekend, leaders Bayern Munich faced a tricky trip to Hoffenheim, while Borussia Dortmund welcomed Stuttgart to their intimidating Westfalen Stadium.