Schalke have made a bid for Fulham fullback Sascha Riether.

Kicker says Schalke chief Horst Heldt has made contact with Fulham for the Germany international, who signed permanently from Cologne last month.

It's reported Riether has told Cottagers boss Martin Jol he's keen on a move and Fulham are prepared to sell if Schalke meet their €3 million asking price.