Schalke cool on Adler link
Schalke insist they are happy with Ralf Fahrmann amid reports the club are lining up a move for Bayer Leverkusen's Rene Adler.
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 01/10/11 10:21pm
Schalke have insisted they are happy with current goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann amid reports the club are lining up a move to sign Rene Adler from Bayer Leverkusen.
Fahrmann has been installed as Schalke's No.1 this season after Germany international Manuel Neuer left to join Bayern Munich.
Neuer's national team colleague Adler has been linked with a move to Schalke and he will be a free agent next summer when his contract expires.
Adler is currently sidelined with a knee injury and Schalke's general manager Horst Heldt has refused to comments on reports a move could be in the pipeline.
"We signed Ralf Fahrmann at the start of the season and we are extremely delighted with the progress of Ralf Fahrmann," Heldt told Reviersport.
"He is our starting goalkeeper and he has won us points with his performances this season.
"We are happy to have Ralf Fahrmann under contract."
Speculation has claimed that Leverkusen have offered Adler a one-year extension to his contract, but the keeper's agent Uli Ferber declined to discuss the reports.
Ferber said: "We are not intending to comment on any report."