Pardeza: Huntelaar sale close to conclusion

MADRID - Real Madrid are close to agreeing the sale of striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar to Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart, Real sporting director Miguel Pardeza said on Tuesday.

The Dutch international has become surplus to requirements after Real's recent spending spree and did not travel with the squad on their pre-season trip to Dublin on Monday.

"(We) are in very advanced talks with Stuttgart and the best thing to do was to find a solution," Pardeza told Spanish radio.

"I think the player was aware of this and opted to stay in Madrid to see if a final resolution can be found."

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