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Schalke's Thilo Kehrer set to join Paris Saint-Germain

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 25: Thilo Kehrer of Schalke runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Schalke 04 at BayArena on February 25, 2018 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Image: Kehrer in action for Schalke against Bayer Leverkusen

Young German centre-back Thilo Kehrer will join Paris Saint-Germain from Schalke after the two clubs reached agreement on a deal, the Bundesliga side announced on Sunday.

The 21-year-old will cost PSG manager Thomas Tuchel 37 million euros, according to German newspaper Bild.

Kehrer was part of the Germany outfit which won the European U-21 Championships a year ago and played 27 Bundesliga matches last season.

"The economic dimension, in other words the transfer fee for a player whose contract expires next year, is why we accepted this move," said Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel.

PSG kick off their Ligue 1 title defence on Sunday against Caen at the Parc des Princes.

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Kehrer will have to fight with Thiago Silva, Presnel Kimpembe and Marquinhos for a place in the French champions' defence.

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