Croats lead race for new Schmeichel

Last updated : 25 August 2005 By Mo Sultan
Fulham, in particular, are keen to bring Croatia goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa to these shores, but Arsenal's interest goes back further.

Before Jen Lehmann was signed Arsene Wenger was watching Pletikosa, and now may be about to rekindle his interest.

Hadjuk Split are keen to take the keeper, hailed as the new Peter Schmeichel, on loan, but he has already received offers from leading clubs in France, Germany and Italy despite being surplus to requirements at his current club Shakhtar Donetsk.