Fulham have made an approach for Roma striker Patrik Schick, according to various reports this evening.

The Whites have entered the race to sign the Czech forward by making an official approach to the Serie A side, who are currently in talks with Bayer Leverkusen regarding a possible deal. Leverkusen have identified Schick, who spent last season on loan at Champions’ League semi-finals RB Leipzig, as a possible replacement for the apparently Chelsea-bound Kai Havertz.

Schick, who scored ten goals in 22 league appearances for Leipzig, began his career with Sparta Prague, whom he helped win the Czech double in 2014 during his breakthrough season. He signed for Sampdoria in 2016, scoring eleven goals in 32 league appearances, and looked set for a big-money move to Juventus, only to twice fail a medical at the Turin outfit.

Schick joined Roma – initially on loan – but has struggled to replicate his early goalscoring form in Italy. He has managed eight goals in 58 appearances for the Giallorossi, who loaned him to Leipzig last September. Schick is reportedly interested in returning to Germany, with Leverkusen able to offer him European football, so it remains to be seen whether Fulham’s enquiry can tempt the 24 year-old, who has won 22 senior caps for his country – scoring nine goals – to consider a switch to the newly-promoted Premier League side.