Premiership sides Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have emerged as top contenders for the signature of Schalke 04 striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar who has found it difficult not to find the net since arriving at the Bundesliga club.
Liverpool are still keen to add a striker to their squad but are not looking to splash out too much after spending over £50m on Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez last January. Whilst goals have not been an immediate concern at Anfield there is still some hesitancy that an injury to either of their strikers could result in a drought, something that will not be wanted as they head into the second half of the season.
Tottenham meanwhile are keen to add some fire power despite racking up some important results and Huntelaar’s arrival would spell the end for Roman Pavlyuchenko who has not managed to nail down a first team place.
Huntelaar himself has been quoted as saying that he is happy at Schalke and that he wishes to remain however the chance to play for either Spurs or Liverpool in the Premiership may be too big a chance to turn down. At 28 years old he does not have much longer left and a four year deal to play in football’s best league will be tough to look away from.
Schalke are keeping quiet on the situation at the moment although it is believed that offers around £15m for the Dutchman should be enough to tempt the Budesliga club into selling. The player may decide to wait until the end of the season though to discover which, if any, of the sides make it through to the Champions League.