Bundesliga ace on Emirates Stadium and Anfield wish-lists.
Arsenal and Liverpool are eagerly tracking experienced Dutch international Klaas-Jan Huntelaar with a view to a possible free transfer move for the striker next summer according to the Daily Express.
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The 31 year old is into the final year of his Schalke contract and his Bundesliga employers are keen to tie down the former Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan man to a new deal but if they fail to convince Huntelaar to pen a new contract then he will become a much sought after target either in January or when he is available on a free transfer next summer.
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Though Huntelaar has suffered with injuries over the past 18 months he is still a feared predatory finisher and arguably a player who wasn’t given the time to prove himself at either the Bernabeu or the San Siro.
His strike rate since moving to Germany has been phenomenal, Huntelaar racking up 92 goals in 140 appearances for Schalke, and it’s therefore no surprise that the Gelsenkirchen based side are keen to hang on to the marksman, who also netted at the World Cup finals in Brazil.
Arsenal may have brought in Danny Welbeck but Arsene Wenger may feel the possibility of bringing in a player of Huntelaar’s quality without having to pay a fee is one he can not pass up.
Similarly Brendan Rodgers may have signed three strikers this summer; Rickie Lambert, Mario Balotelli and Divock Origi, but Huntelaar would offer further strength in depth.