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, Schalke claim Arsenal have no money to buy Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
Schalke have claimed Arsenal have no money available for transfers amid rumours the Gunners were lining up a £6m bid for striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, reports the Sun.
The prolific Dutchman is in the final year of his contract and has so far been unable to agree terms over a new deal. Schalke are desperate to hang on to the 29-year-old and are planning to hold last-ditch talks to try and secure his long-term future.
However, it’s thought the striker has his heart set on a move and speculation is mounting that Arsenal will test Schalke’s resolve with a £6m bid this January. But the German’s general manager Horst Heldt insists no bids have come in for the striker yet and claims that Arsenal have no money to buy the player.
“There have been no offers or any sign of Klaas-Jan leaving.
“If someone comes to us six months before the expiry date, and has a lot of money, we will deal with it.
“But from Arsenal circles we hear there is no money anyway.”
Heldt is quoted as saying in the Sun
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Arsenal hardly have a reputation for lavish spending but it would be a major surprise if Wenger had no money available in January, especially given the fact the boss has confirmed he’s on the market for ‘top, top, top’ talent this winter and they don’t come cheap!
Chief executive Ivan Gazidis also confirmed last week that fund’s were available from the summer budget, with the Daily Mail claiming we had as much as £40m left over.
‘We also kept some powder dry so we’ve got the ability to invest if our manager finds the right opportunities in January.’
Gazidis is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail.
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