Chelsea on brink of Schalke agreement over Kyriakos Papadopoulos
City are thought to be close to meeting the £17m release clause in the Greek international's contract, following talks with Schalke last month.
But the German side will welcome Chelsea's late interest, as it could allow them to demand even more cash for their coveted defender.
Liverpool are also keeping a close eye on developments, says BILD.
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