"Fulham has the chance to buy him at the end of the season," Cologne executive Jorg Jakobs told Express. "Even if they do not pursue their buy-out option, there will definitely be another club signing him then."
However Riether's agent Volker Struth feels that there is a chance of his client returning Cologne.
"We were caught by surprise by Cologne's statements. As it stands, Sascha would have to return to the club for pre-season."