Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Man Utd and Spurs are linked with Klaas Jan Huntelaar.
The Schalke striker is in the final year of his current contract and has so far been unable to agree fresh terms with the German outfit.
The Mail claim that both Manchester United and Tottenham are monitoring the Dutch forward’s situation and they have been boosted by the news that talks have now been put off until closer to the January window.
Huntelaar was top scorer in the Bundesliga last season and has been a prolific marksman wherever he has played, with impressive career stats of 253 goals in 385 games.
Schalke remain hopeful they can persuade the 29-year-old to extend his stay with them but general manager Horst Heldt has revealed that talks over a contract extension have been postponed until December at the earliest to give the striker time to make a decision over his future.
‘We have decided that we won’t have any contract talks before December and there will be no new developments,’
‘I have had the feeling Klaas-Jan can’t decide at this stage and I will give him the time he needs.
‘My goal is to persuade him to stay at Schalke and to extend his contract.
‘We will resume the talks in December, January at the latest, and then I expect a quick decision.’
Heldt is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail
Should Schalke be unable to secure Huntelaar’s long-term future, it would leave the door open for Manchester United and Tottenham to make their move.
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