Schalke rule out re-signing veteran keeper Lehmann

Berlin: Former Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann, who briefly came out of retirement earlier this year to help out his old club Arsenal, will not be re-signing for Schalke 04 after all.

"We informed Jens`s manager we want to distance ourselves from any deal," Schalke sports director Horst Heldt told reporters.

Earlier this month the Stuttgarter Zeitung newspaper said the 41-year-old Lehmann could rejoin the Bundesliga club on a one-year deal as back-up for 22-year-old Ralf Faehrmann.

The veteran keeper retired last year after a long career that also included spells with Borussia Dortmund, VfB Stuttgart and AC Milan.

Bureau Report