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Report: Köln trio hand in transfer requests

By Rune Gjerulff

FC Köln may have to say goodbye to three of their key players this summer, with Ismail Jakobs, Ellyes Skhiri and Sebastiaan Bornauw all said to be keen on leaving.

Ismail Jakobs.
Ismail Jakobs.Photo: Marco Verch, CC BY-SA 2.0

Ismail Jakobs, Ellyes Skhiri and Sebastiaan Bornauw have all told FC Köln they want to leave this summer, according to Sport Bild.


The report claims that Jakobs has set sights on a move to AS Monaco, but the Ligue 1 club can't trigger his €13 million release clause. Nevertheless, the 21-year-old remains hopeful that the two clubs will be able to reach an agreement.

Bornauw, meanwhile, is said to nearing a move to VfL Wolfsburg. Although Köln turned down an initial offer from Wolfsburg, the deal is still expected to go through before the end of next week, with a transfer fee of around €12 million likely.

Finally, Skhiri could be allowed to leave for around €13 million, according to the report. The 26-year-old has been linked with the likes of Lyon and West Ham.


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