Real in advanced talks on Huntelaar sale

MADRID - Real Madrid are negotiating the sale of Klaas Jan Huntelaar and talks have advanced to the point where the Dutch striker needs to decide whether to accept an offer, sporting director Miguel Pardeza said on Friday.

Spanish media have reported that Real have reached an agreement with Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart for the transfer of Huntelaar for a fee of 20 million euros.

"(Director general Jorge) Valdano wants to involve him (Huntelaar) in the situation and him to make a decision," Pardeza said at a news conference without identifying which club wanted to buy the Netherlands international.

Huntelaar's representitive, Arnold Oosterveer, confirmed that Stuttgart were the club keen to recruit him ahead of the new season.

However, he added that the player has yet to decide where his future lies, with Premier League trio Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United believed to be interested in the Dutchman.

"He will have a conversation with the coach and the club today and then we will calmly await developments," he told De Telegraaf.

"We will also talk to Stuttgart. Real have offered him to everyone, but it is clear that Klaas-Jan will be the one to decide where he goes.

"Stuttgart are a fine club, but there are many other clubs interested, and maybe he will stay in Madrid."

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