Sunderland are believed to be interested in the versatile German.
Benedikt Howedes suffered an injury for Schalke at the weekend.
Arsenal linked defender Benedikt Howedes impressed again at the weekend.
Arsenal are still interested in Benedikt Howedes, and so are Manchester United.
Chelsea and FC Schalke go head-to-head this week and below are the players Jose Mourinho could task with securing a vital three points.
Roberto di Matteo is the new Schalke boss, and the owner says he has wanted this to happen for a long while.
Chelsea loanee Oriol Romeu talks up Roberto di Matteo.
German side Schalke are considering signing former Tottenham Hotspur player Reto Ziegler.
The Chelsea players were put through their paces as they prepared for Wednesday's game against FC Schalke.
Benedikt Howedes comments that he wants to fight for third place, show why he may not be right for them after all.