Sascha Riether is hoping his current loan deal from Cologne to Fulham will be made permanent at the end of the season. "I can't say where I will play next season," he told the Fulham Chronicle.

"But I like to play in the Premier League, and here it's a great club and we have great fans. I'm proud to be here."

However, the 29-year-old knows it all depends whether Cottagers boss Martin Jol can strike a deal with the Bundesliga outfit.

"It will be the decision of the club and Cologne. They will speak together and in the end they will speak to me," he added.

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