Westermann rejects Sunderland move

Westermann admitted that Champions League football was more important to him than a move to the Premiership.

“I don’t care whether Sunderland or any other club comes in for me – I want to stay with Schalke,” Westermann told Germany’s Kicker magazine.

“At the end of the day, we are playing in the Champions League next season and have high expectations.

“A transfer is not even a consideration for me.”