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Sam set for Schalke

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.

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Torres misses Chelsea training before Schalke clash

Torres was absent from the Chelsea training ground this week. Credit: PA

Fernando Torres missed training on the eve of Chelsea's Champions League Group E clash with Schalke.

Torres was absent as the first-team squad took to the field at their Cobham training base to finalise preparations for Wednesday's game at Stamford Bridge.

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