Fortuna Dusseldorf linked with loan swoop for Schalke's Bernard Tekpetey
German giants Schalke 04 could farm out Bernard Tekpetey to fellow Bundesliga side Fortuna Dusseldorf on a season-long loan.
The Royal Blues exercised their €2.5m buy-back clause for the 21-year-old who helped SC Paderborn secure Bundesliga promotion at the end of the season.
But the Ghana U23 star would be playing elsewhere aside the Veltins Arena.
Fortuna Dusseldorf are still looking for a replacement for Dodi Lukebakio who is heading to Schalke.
Tekpetey scored 10 goals and 6 assists in 32 league appearances in the 2Bundesliga 2.