Schalke boss dismisses Huntelaar exit rumours

The former Real Madrid striker is continually being linked with a move away from the Veltins Arena, but the Royal Blues are unaware of a potential transfer
Schalke general manager Horst Heldt has laughed off rumours that Klaas-Jan Huntelaar could leave the Bundesliga side during the January transfer window.

The Netherlands international has recently been linked with clubs including Arsenal and Inter, but Heldt has stressed that there has not been any contact with a potential winter move.

"These stories are nothing more than rumours. As of today, I have not heard anything from any club," Heldt was quoted as saying by WAZ.

Huntelaar has a contract with Schalke until the summer of 2013, but talks about a new deal have so far been unfruitful.

The prolific striker joined the Konigsblauen from AC Milan in the summer of 2010 and has since developed into a key player at the Champions League outfit.

Huntelaar was crowned Bundesliga top-scorer last term with 29 goals in 32 appearances.