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Schalke manager Horst Heldt has reportedly called the transfer rumours surrounding star striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar as mythical stories and a realm of the fable. This comes as a massive surprise the quantum of] recent speculation linking the Dutchman with a move away from the club in January, with the Emirates a possible destination.
Huntelaar is signed on with the German club till the end of the season and a new deal is yet to be finalized which has attracted interest from a number of clubs across Europe, including Arsenal and Inter Milan. If the current contract cannot be extended, Schalke would want to sell the player in the January transfer window rather than letting him go for free in the summer.
Arsenal have failed to fill the gap left by the departure of Robin van Persie to Manchester United in the summer and are rumored to be in the market for a striker, Huntelaar being top of the list. However, this recent claim by the Schalke manager would put a serious dent on Arsenal's hopes of signing the player as they are yet to lodge an official request with the club regarding Huntelaar's availability for a transfer in January.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger would want to turn the myth into a reality as voices are starting to be raised over the club's predicament, with their latest setback being a shock defeat at the hands of League 2 side Bradford City in the Capital One Cup.
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