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Draxler's cheeky assist sets up Raul

How about this for a cheeky assist from Schalke's Julian Draxler?

The German's clever touch set up Al Sadd striker Raul for Schalke's eighth during a 9-0 rout in Raul's testimonial match.

Raul scored twice, swapping teams at half-time to give German fans one last memory of him in a Schalke strip.


Draxler going nowhere

Julian Draxler has turned down a lucrative move away from Schalke, according to Germany's Bild newspaper.

This is going to be the shortest season of my career, so far which is why I don't want to move elsewhere and have to settle in to new surroundings.

I'd rather play for Schalke in the Champions League and then fly out to Brazil for the World Cup with the national team.

– Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler

Schalke bring in Santana

Schalke have signed central defender Felipe Santana from local rivals Borussia Dortmund on a three-year contract.

The Brazilian requested a transfer from Dortmund earlier this week and the Champions League finalists did not want to stand in his way.


Metzelder to quit at the end of the season

Schalke defender Christoph Metzelder has confirmed he will retire at the end of the season.

The 32-year-old former Germany international will hang up his boots after Saturday's trip to Freiburg.

"I am just being honest with myself and I feel that I am no longer physically able to play consistently at this level," he said.

"And after 13 years, the fire inside me, which is necessary for this job, has burnt out."

Draxler signs new Schalke contract

Schalke 04 midfielder Julian Draxler has signed a new contract with the Bundesliga club until 2018.

The 19-year-old has committed himself to Schalke, with whom he started his career aged seven, going on to become the youngest player ever to reach 100 appearances for them.

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