Huntelaar mulling Milan exit

AC Milan forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar - a reported target of Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur - has revealed he is considering a move away from the San Siro in order to ensure his place on the plane to the World Cup finals.

The 26-year-old joined the Rossoneri from Real Madrid last summer having struggled to establish himself at the Bernabeu, scoring eight league goals in 20 appearances.

However, his move to Milan has not panned out how we would have hoped, with the former Ajax goal-machine netting just three Serie A goals for Leonardo's side, two coming in injury-time against Catania in November.

With the Dutchman finding first-team outings hard to come by once more, speculation has surfaced tipping him to switch clubs for the third time in a year.

And Huntelaar has admitted that he is seriously considering a switch - preferably on loan - to maximise his chances of being named in Holland's squad for the global extravaganza at the end of the season.

“I am thinking about leaving,” he told De Telegraaf.

“When I have spoken to the club directors, they have reassured me and told me they have faith in me.

“I have played a few minutes, but I want more. It’s important for me because our national team manager has repeatedly explained that we must play regularly at club level in order to make his squad.

“That’s not happening to me. Still, I would like to stay in an important league to prove I am Milan material. I’d like to go out on loan and then come back here.”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confessed that he is searching for a striker in January, having lost the services of both Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner through injury.

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