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Schalke swoop in front of Milan to sign Barcelona’s defender

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Barcelona’s centre-back on the market, Jean-Clair Todibo, is set to leave the club this January, and there are plenty of candidates for his signature.

AC Milan was almost a surefire destination for Barcelona’s youngster.

However, the negotiations stalled recently. Schalke saw the opportunity and now they are the closest to signing Todibo, according to Di Marzio.

The centre-back impressed with his Champions League performance against Inter.

Given a huge competition for centre-back spots, Todibo was forced to look for a move.

Barca will probably bring him back at the end of the season. It’s still unknown if this is a loan or a full transfer with a buyback clause, however.