Arsenal have been told by Schalke to forget about signing Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in the winter transfer window, as the German side hear The Gunners have ‘no money’ to acquire the Holland international.
The 29-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, with recent reports suggesting that Arsene Wenger is keen to bring him to The Emirates.
Wenger has been promised funds this January following the club’s new £150 million sponsorship deal with Emirates, with the Frenchman stating he will use the money wisely and will be hoping he can sign the Dutch forward in January for as little as £6 million, if of course reports are to be believed.
But Schalke manager, Horst Heldt, has taunted Arsenal’s apparent interest in Huntelaar, claiming they simply cannot afford to sign the former Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan striker, and have had no offers to mull over at present.
Quoted in The Sun recently, Heldt said:
‘There have been no offers or any sign of Klaas-Jan leaving.
‘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.’
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