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Schalke are planning to sell Wolverhampton Wanderers target Omar Mascarell after their relegation from the Bundesliga this week, as reported by WAZ

That 1-0 victory over Augsburg on April 11 was not the beginning of an escape so great that even Houdini himself would be left awe-struck. Instead, it was the classic case of delaying the inevitable. 

Just nine days later, Schalke’s demotion was confirmed at long last. 

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With the dust settling on their first relegation in three decades, focus will quickly turn to planning for life in the second tier.

According to WAZ, Schalke’s long-serving skipper will not be sticking around to help one of Germany’s biggest and best-supporting clubs return to the big time at the first time of asking. 

Mascarell has just one year left on his contract. 

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With the one-time Real Madrid youngster valued at a bargain £4 million, Wolves could step in and offer Mascarell a fresh start in England.

The 28-year-old, a deep-lying midfielder who previously had a loan spell at Derby County, could act as a long-term successor for the ageing Joao Moutinho at Molinuex. 

“After five years (at the Veltins Arena), what I most want is to look for a new adventure elsewhere,” Mascarell told AS a few weeks ago. 

No one, however, could accuse the captain of refusing to go down with his ship.  

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