Benjamin Stambouli, who didn't make the grade at Tottenham, is now talking with Schalke 04 after discussions with Real Betis. Currently a home-grown player with PSG he has been told he is surplus to requirements by the new manager Unai Emery. The 26-year-old (27 next August) defensive midfielder met with Schalke officials in Paris on Tuesday with a loan deal being proposed.
Crystal Palace are continuing the search for a striker and have turned their attention to Loic Remy after failing to convince Liverpool to lower their price for Christian Benteke. They have offered a loan plus purchase deal to Chelsea according to French newspaper L'Equipe. Everton have also been linked with the 29-year-old (30 next January) Frenchman who was a former Tottenham target, indeed he even agreed to join us at one point unless an offer came in from a Champions League club.
French Football News report that stories linking him to Lyon are not correct and that Liverpool have spoken with him but he prefers to stay in London.