Arsene Wenger hopes to bring Dutch international to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal are reportedly considering a move to sign Dutch international striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar as Arsene Wenger looks to beef up his attacking options.
The Arsenal boss brought in Thierry Henry on a two month loan deal but Gunners manager is looking for a longer term solution to the lack of effective firepower at the club. Currently the North London side relies far too heavily on Robin Van Persie and the likes of Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh have failed to provide goal-scoring support.
Huntelaar has been in fine form for club and country this year and has formed a healthy partnership with Raul at Schalke and is said to be a target for many European outfits. The 28 year old has amassed an incredible 16 goals in 18 Bundesliga games and also finished the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign as top scorer after he netted 12 to help Holland to the finals.
The former Ajax man experienced a slump at both Real Madrid and AC Milan and had an average first season at the Veltins-Arena but has helped Huub Stevens’ side to become genuine title chasers after finishing last term in 14th spot.
Arsene Wenger was strongly linked with a move for Huntelaar when he was at Ajax but the Emirates Stadium boss failed to beat Real Madrid to his signature. Schalke spent £10m to bring the striker to Gelsenkirchen in August 2010 and the German side will be loathed to lose their prized attacking possession but may fear that the in form goal machine may be tempted by a move to the Premier League.
Whilst a move to sign the prolific marksman this month is a long shot, with Schalke challenging for their first domestic title in over 50 years, but Wenger will look to lure the Dutchman in the summer to help persuade Van Persie to sign a new long term contract.