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Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo expected to join Schalke on loan; final details being hashed out

Negotiations between Schalke and Barcelona for the loan of France youth international defender Jean-Clair Todibo are still ongoing, according to Sport1.

The 20-year-old flew into Düsseldorf airport on Sunday evening and was met by a Schalke representative to undergo final talks, with the final details being hashed out.

Schalke want to sign Todibo on loan until the end of the season but also want to include an option to buy clause in the contract. This is something that Barcelona are stalling on, with sporting director Eric Abidal recently stating that Todibo is a key player for the future.

With just the final details left to be clarified, if Schalke are unable to get a purchase clause included, they are hoping to make it an 18 month loan deal.

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