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 deny Huntelaar rumours.
Schalke general manger Horst Heldt has hit back at reports linking Arsenal with a move for striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, according to talkSPORT.
The Dutch hitman’s contract expires at the end of the season and the report claims he’s showing no signs of extending that deal, despite Schalke’s best attempts to tie him down to a new contract.
talkSPORT suggest Arsenal are likely to sign a striker when the transfer window re-opens in January with boss Arsene Wenger said to have identified Huntelaar as a potential addition and is lining up a £6m bid for the 29-year-old next month.
However, Heldt has hit back saying there is not truth in the reports link Huntelaar with Arsenal.
“(Huntelaar leaving) is just a rumour and a fairytale. There is no truth to the rumours linking with him with Arsenal.”
Heldt is quoted as saying by talkSPORT
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The rumours of Arsenal’s interest in Huntelaar seem to be steadily growing I personally hope our interest is real. We desperately need more attacking options and a proven out-and-out goalscorer like Huntelaar would be an excellent addition.
Whether it’s just a striker we need to turn our fortunes round is debatable, as I’d also like to see at least another two players come in with a winger and defensive midfielder also required in my opinion, but lets see what Arsene does next month.
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