Schalke hopeful of Huntelaar deal
Schalke general manager Horst Heldt believes striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will sign a new contract with the club.
The Holland international only has a year to run on his current deal at the Veltins-Arena and he had been linked with a summer move away from the club.
Premier League duo Manchester United and Liverpool are among the sides reportedly keen on signing the 28-year-old, with Schalke aware they may be forced to cash in on the striker or risk losing him on a free, should he refuse to sign a new deal.
However, Heldt does not believe the former Real Madrid and Milan striker will leave the club and is confident he will agree to extend his stay in Germany.
"He knows we want to extend his contract and I can very well imagine that happening," he told RevierSport.
"We already spoke a lot with him about it ahead of the European Championship. The talks with him and his management were very clear, so I see no need to push things now."