Lincoln to join Gala
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Schalke have confirmed that Lincoln is on the verge of joining Turkish side Galatasaray.Schalke have confirmed that Lincoln is on the verge of joining Turkish side Galatasaray.
The Brazilian playmaker is expected to sign a contract with Galatasaray early next week after opting to end his three-year stint with Schalke.
Reports suggest the German club will receive é¼6million (£4million) for Lincoln, who has 12 months remaining on his current contract.
Schalke's general manager Andreas Muller admitted that, despite qualification for the UEFA Champions League, the club will be losing Lincoln.
"Yes, the contracts are ready," Muller told Bild. "Lincoln is going to Galatasaray."
Newly-appointed Galatasaray coach Karl-Heinz Feldkamp recently admitted that Lincoln is his 'favourite' player.
Switzerland Under 21 international Ivan Rakitic, who plays for FC Basel, has been pencilled in as Lincoln's replacement at Schalke.