Schalke 04 sporting director Jochen Schneider is confident his side can tie up a deal for reported Everton target Jean-Clair Todibo, WAZ report.

The central defender joined Schalke on loan last January.

Spanish editorial Sport claim Everton are keen on him. The Toffees are said to have offered an initial £17.4 million for Todibo, with Barca open to selling.

But Schalke want him on loan for another year and are confident of a deal.

The German club have a buyout option of £21.7 million plus add-ons. WAZ claim the suspension of football and the subsequent current financial climate means that is impossible.

Schneider, however, feels his club will be in the best position possible to secure a deal as the Bundesliga is set to return to action while other leagues remain uncertain.