Schalke say they are not interested in signing either Andre Schurrle or Lukas Podolski this winter.
Roberto Di Matteo feels Schalke are among the world's best clubs, but knows time might not be on his side to prove it.
Benedikt Howedes says the Schalke players are to blame for the inconsistencies which remain under Roberto Di Matteo.
Bayern Munich won to move seven points clear in the Bundesliga as a Werder Bremen win sent Borussia Dortmund bottom.
Freiburg picked up their second win of the season and their second in a row with a 2-0 victory over Schalke.
Islam Slimani scored for both teams to top and tail a Champions League thriller as Sporting Lisbon beat Schalke 4-2.
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