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Schalke chief Heidel: Premier League managers must always pay higher

Schalke chief Christian Heidel concedes Premier League clubs will always face paying premium price for players.

Heidel, sporting director for Schalke, who sold Leroy Sane to Manchester City for £37m, said prices rise as soon as an English club comes knocking.

He said: “If English managers are on the phone, then the transfer sums are automatically higher."

The world record fee United paid Juventus caused a “Pogba effect" that helped them buy Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for an Italian record fee of £75.3m.

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