Interest in Klaas jan Huntelaar is increasing as his contract at Schalke nears its end, but the German club’s director Horst Heldt is confident the Dutchman will stay.

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hunt schThe 31-year-old’s contract expires in the summer and clubs from the English Premier League and Bundesliga, including Arsenal and Wolfsburg are rumoured to be preparing January bids for the Dutch international, who netted his 100th goal for Schalke at the weekend.

The¬†Gelsenkirchen club’s director Horst Heldt has not given up on keeping the forward though, and talks over a new deal with Huntelaar are progressing.

Heldt told Bild,¬†“There are also clubs looking at him, maybe even one or two clubs from Germany,”

“We want him to end his career at Schalke.

“We already met once and both sides signalled their interest in extending the contract. We agreed to meet for a second time right before Christmas and then go into details. We definitely want to keep him, but it’s not a done deal yet.”

Huntelaar has been with Schalke since 2010 after spells with AC Milan, Real Madrid, Ajax and Heerenveen.

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