Agent confirms English clubs want Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's agent has confirmed to Soccernet the AC Milan striker is attracting interest from the Premier League and that a deal could be possible in what remains of the transfer window.
Huntelaar joined the Rossoneri from Real Madrid in the summer but has been unable to secure a regular place in Leonardo's starting XI with the impressive form of Marco Borriello restricting the Dutchman to five Serie A starts in six months.
With the World Cup finals firmly on the horizon, Huntelaar recently conceded he is "thinking" of leaving San Siro, possibly in a loan move, in order to prove to national coach Bert van Marwijk he is worthy of a place in the 23-man squad that will travel to South Africa.
Bringing his dilemma into the public domain immediately led to suggestions that Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham, amongst others, were hoping to recruit the player. While AC Milan are keen to retain Huntelaar if possible, his agent, Arnold Oosterveer, believes a move to England remains a possibility.
"There are some clubs in England interested in the player, that is correct," Oosterveer told Soccernet. "But out of respect for the clubs I cannot tell you [which ones they are].
"It depends. In football everything is possible and in the last week a lot of things can happen. He wants to play more than he plays now and if that is in England or Germany or Spain or Italy, that is for him.
"There is no problem at the moment and I hope Milan want to cooperate for the next four months and play him, because he needs to play more. It depends if Milan want to cooperate with the player. For now they want him to stay in Milan."
Huntelaar rose to prominence thanks to a prolific spell with Heereveen but truly caught the attention of Europe's biggest clubs when scoring a remarkable 76 goals in in 92 Eredivisie games for Ajax. He joined Real Madrid in January 2009 but made just 20 appearances before the new regime of Florentino Perez made him a high-profile victim of an ambitious squad overhaul.