Real Madrid striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's move to Stuttgart may yet fall through, after the player's agent revealed more clubs have expressed an interest in the 25-year-old. The front-man only joined the Spanish giants from Ajax in January, netting eight league goals in 20 appearances. However, the Dutchman's future at the Bernabeu - along with several of his fellow countrymen - has been cast into doubt 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. Huntelaar has been linked with a move to several Premier League clubs, including Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, with the Gunners believed to be eyeing either Huntelaar or Bordeaux forward Marouane Chamakh as a replacement for Manchester City-bound Emmanuel Adebayor. While Arsenal's fierce North London rivals Spurs are said to be lining up the striker, who has totalled 143 league goals in 203 club appearances to date, to fill the boots of Darren Bent, who is reportedly wanted by Sunderland. Stuttgart have already had a €20 million bid for the Holland international, who has scored 13 times in 23 caps, accepted. But with the forward thought to be stalling on signing a deal with the Bundesliga outfit in the hope that sides from England or Italy would make a move, Huntelaar's representitive has revealed that other clubs have matched Stuttgart's bid. “He has spoken with Stuttgart only once, but other clubs have also made bids,” Arnold Oosterveer told Sport.co.uk. Oosterveer was also asked whether the player would miss Champions League football next season if he was to leave Real, to which he answered: “There is more than just Champions League,” leaving the door open for Spurs who are not participating in Europe in 2009/10. NEWS: Pardeza: Huntelaar sale close to conclusion NEWS: Huntelaar stalling over Stuttgart deal NEWS: Stuttgart hopeful of Huntelaar deal NEWS: Real in advanced talks over Huntelaar sale NEWS: Stuttgart bid to bag Huntelaar NEWS: Arnold Muhren: Huntelaar would shine at Manchester United
15 July 2009
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