Arsenal Line Up £6m January Move for Dutch Goal Machine Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

Arsenal are reportedly considering a January move for Schalke forward Klaas Jan-Huntelaar as Arsene Wenger looks at strengthening his attacking options.

The North London side will apparently register a bid in the region of £6m for the Dutch international, who will be available on a free transfer next summer when his contract at his Bundesliga side comes to an end.

Having seen Robin Van Persie leave for Man United Wenger has seen his attacking options greatly blunted and the Gunners boss must now rely on new signings Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud to provide the firepower for the North London side. Indeed Arsenal’s back up support has also been reduced with Nicklas Bendtner and Park Chu-Young completed loan moves to Juventus and Celta Vigo respectively, whilst Carlos Vela completed a £4m move to Real Sociedad.

The 29 year old former Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan man has previously been an Arsenal target and is said to be a player that Wenger has monitored for some time and the Emirates Stadium manager is now ready to re-ignite his interest in the prolific marksman.

Huntelaar scored an astonishing 48 goals in 47 matches in all competitions last term and has continued that form with two goals in two Bundesliga matches this term.

The Dutch marksman has previously professed his interest in plying his trade in the Premier League, having forged careers in Holland, Spain, Italy and Germany previously.

Arsenal will hope that a cash offer in January will tempt Schalke into selling a player the Bundesliga side would presumably not wish to see leave for nothing six months later.

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