Schwarzer, 40, has been at Craven Cottage for five years but is now looking for a new home.

He’s currently on duty with the Socceroos, who drew 1-1 with Japan this week and play vital World Cup qualifiers against Jordan and Iraq over the next two Tuesdays in Melbourne.

Schwarzer said: ‘I’ve been hearing that [Stekelenburg was coming to Fulham] for a while, so it’s no great surprise and I’ll be looking for another club.’ 

‘Nothing has been sorted at the moment, the Japan game was the most important thing on the agenda so I’m worried about the Australia games now,” he said.

Schwarzer was quick to rule out a deal with an Australian A-League side due to his family calling England home.

Stekelenburg played with Jol at Ajax.

Meanwhile, another Socceroos legend Harry Kewell has found a new home in the Melbourne Heart, who he’ll be wearing number 10 for in the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League season.

Heart coach and former Socceroo John Aloisi confirmed the signing.

 “I have been in regular contact with Harry over the past few months and have been so struck and impressed by his hunger,” Aloisi said.

“He has always been a wonderful professional and a winner and, in spending time with him, nothing has changed.

“I watched Harry’s progress in the Middle East very closely and it’s clear that physically he is in great condition so we are confident that, with a big pre-season, he will be flying by round one.”

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