Arsenal transfers: Gunners can’t afford Huntelaar, says Schalke chief

Arsenal transfers: The Gunners have no money to sign Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, according to Schalke's general manager

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Arsene Wenger is reportedly interested in Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Photo: Back Page Images

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Arsenal do not have the funds to sign Netherlands international Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, according to Schalke’s general manager Horst Heldt.

The 29-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Bundesliga side in the January transfer window, with Arsenal and Liverpool among the clubs reportedly interested in signing the forward.

Huntelaar’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season, but the Bundesliga outfit are still confident of keeping hold of the former Ajax star despite failing to agree a new deal.

“There have been no offers or any sign of Klaas-Jan leaving,” general manager Heldt told the Sun.

“If someone comes to us six months before the expiry date, and has a lot of money, we will deal with it.

“But from Arsenal circles we hear there is no money anyway.”

Huntelaar has scored 71 goals in 102 appearances for Schalke after completing a €12m (£9.6m) move to the Veltins-Arena in 2010.

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