Borussia Dortmund have made contact with the agent of Real Madrid striker Antonio Cassano.

The Italian is being frozen out at Real by new coach Bernd Schuster and saw a move to Red Bull Salzburg fall through due to his personal demands.

Tgcom says Dortmund have been monitoring Cassano's situation and have now made contact with Beppe Bozzo, the player's agent, about a move to the Bundesliga this season.

Dortmund aren't alone in their interest, with German rivals Schalke 04 and Hamburg also keen on the former Roma star.