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St Pauli interim chairman Stefan Orth hopes to secure a deal with Premier League outfit Fulham with regards to sharing players.

The Bundesliga club are keen to ensure they are offered first choice of players who have been made available for loan by Mark Hughes’ Fulham.

Cottagers vice-chairman Michael Cole has therefore been invited to visit Germany as Orth wants to agree the deal.

He told BILD: “I have been on tour in England this spring. I was able to visit Arsenal and Fulham.

“At Fulham I was introduced to almost everything by their vice-chairman Michael Cole. We had a chat and understood that our clubs share common characteristics.

“I can imagine a co-operation set up between our two clubs. Fulham and our club have the same way to progress.”

“Fulham have a strong and big squad. Maybe a player that is not in the first team at Fulham could gain a boost from a loan spell at our club.”

Orth added: “I have invited him (Cole) to one of our next home fixtures. Then we will discuss a lot of things, among them a co-operation as well as regular friendlies.”