Kehrer set for €37million Paris Saint-Germain move

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The young defender is on the verge of making the switch to the Parc des Princes despite recently agreeing to a contract extension at Schalke.

Paris Saint-Germain have sealed the deal to take Schalke 04 defender Thilo Kehrer to the French capital, Schalke 04 confirm.

The 21-year old is set to join the Parisians for a fee of around €37million ($42m) despite agreeing to a new deal at the Veltins Arena this summer.

Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel confirmed the youngster’s departure in a press conference on Sunday.

In his statement, Heidel confirmed that the German international would have extended his stay at the Veltins Arena but for an irresistable offer from the French champions.

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“Without an offer of the dimension that PSG has given us, Thilo would have certainly extended,” He said.

“The transfer will have an economic significance that Schalke 04 can not refuse.”

Paris Saint-Germain have been on the hunt for a central defender this summer and have been linked with Bayern defender Jerome Boateng.

Kehrer’s signing might mean an end to the pursuit of Boateng – who looks to be heading for an exit at the Allianz Arena and was previously linked with a move to Manchester United.