Fulham are in talks with veteran goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand over a potential move to Craven Cottage, according to the Mail on Sunday.
The 35 year-old is currently a free agent having left Schalke earlier this summer after spending three years with the club after signing from Sporting Lisbon. He has won seven international caps for Germany and was part of the squad that finished third at the 2006 World Cup, before he was surprisingly overlooked by Joachim Low for Euro 2008. Hildebrand won the Bundesliga in the last year of his seven-year spell at Stuttgart and also won the Copa Del Rey whilst with Valencia.
Hildebrand, who once held the Bundesliga record for the longest run of consecutive minutes without conceding a goal, was handed his first-team debut at Stuttgart by Magath as part of an exciting trio of youngsters, which also included Andreas Hinkel and Kevin Kuryani, that helped the club finish second in the league and qualify for the Champions’ League. With Fulham currently short of experienced goalkeepers having sold David Stockdale to Brighton earlier this month, Hildebrand could provide the experience alongside Jesse Joronen, who has kept goal for the first two games of this season, and academy graduate Marcus Bettinelli.