Leonardo confirms Huntelaar interest

AC Milan coach Leonardo has confirmed he is interested in bringing Real Madrid striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to the San Siro this summer.

The Dutchman's time at the Bernabeu - along with several of his fellow countrymen - is seemingly over following the return of former president Florentino Perez, who has already splashed more than €200 million on stellar signings including Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema. The striker has been linked with a move to several Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, Arsenal and Spurs, while Bundesliga outfit Stuttgart had agreed a deal with Real, only for the player to snub the opportunity to join the German outfit. Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp revealed last week that he was interested in recruiting the ex-Ajax goal-getter, who has totalled 143 league goals in 203 club appearances to date.

However, the Rossoneri  remain in the hunt for a new front-man, with speculation linking them with Wolfsburg's Edin Dzeko, former Arsenal forward Emmanuel Adebayor, Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano all failing to come to fruition.

And the Italian giants' Brazilian head-honcho, Leonardo, has now confirmed his interest in the 25-year-old.

"If we find the chance to invest, Huntelaar is a player we would consider," he said.

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