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Royal Blues have reportedly failed to land Trapp, but still have three other options lined up as they search for Manuel Neuer's replacement.

With Manuel Neuer's move to Bayern Munich almost a certainty in the upcoming weeks, Schalke's search for a replacement goalkeeper is no secret.

The Champions League semi-finalists have been close to a number of candidates, but suffered a setback on Wednesday when it was revealed that their bid for Kaiserslautern's Kevin Trapp had failed.

Schalke made a €7 million offer for the 20-year-old, which 1. FCK rejected, according to Sport1. Kaiserslautern are said to value their No. 1 at around €9m, and it appears that neither club is interested in making concessions to force a deal. The Red Devils have no need to sell their rising star, who is under contract until 2013.

Schalke can now look to other options. Genk's Thibaut Courtois is a slightly less expensive alternative who has attracted the Royal Blues' attention, according to Sport Bild.

The Belgian is said to cost around €8m, and despite being just 19 years of age, he made his professional debut two years ago. With his contract set to run until 2014, Genk will be in a good position to retain Courtois, or to stand firm on their demands.

In addition to Trapp and Courtois, Schalke have also been closely linked with Hannover's Ron-Robert Zieler, and Frankfurt's Ralf Fahrmann.

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