There had been reports in the media that Arsenal were on the verge of signing Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for £4 million when the January transfer window opened up, as we looked to bring the big Dutchman to the Emirates for one of the bargains of the season. But that is not the case according to his current club and they now have no intention of selling the quality forward.
Gunner’s boss Arsene Wenger has been looking for somebody to come in and score the goals that Olivier Giroud is failing to do on a regular basis and pinpointed Huntelaar as the idea candidate to come in and do that, but Schalke general manager Horst Heldt says Huntelaar is not going anywhere.
‘These stories are nothing more than rumours. As of today, I have not heard anything from any club,’ said Heldt in the Dutch press.
According to the Metro we were leading the chase for the brilliant Dutchman and were willing to give him a crack at the Premier League as he does not want to stay at the German club for the foreseeable future.
But with Schalke unwilling to part with the player, it would take a huge bid to tempt them into handing over a striker who has bagged 42 goals in 70 matches since his switch from AC Milan.
It can clearly be seen that Huntelaar does not want to stay at the club and would like a move away, and although Schalke have the right to keep the star. They would probably be better off letting him go this January if they do not want an unhappy player at their club.
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