Schalke general manager Horst Heldt has dismissed reports linking Klaas-Jan Huntelaar with a transfer to Arsenal and Liverpool, and says no approaches have been made for the Dutch striker.

Huntelaar has been frequently linked with a January transfer window switch to either Arsenal or Liverpool as his deal with Schalke edges ever closer towards expiration.

The 29-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and Arsenal and Liverpool are two of several clubs reported to be keen to secure the services of Huntelaar on a cut-price deal next month.

Arsenal have been installed as frontrunners to sign the former Real Madrid forward, with weekend reports claiming the Gunners are close to agreeing a deal for Huntelaar.

Heldt, however, as rubbished suggestions that Schalke have been in talks with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool regarding Huntelaar, and insists this is nothing more than speculation.

"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.

The acquisition of goalscoring reinforcements is something seemingly on the respective minds of Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers with January approaching.

Arsenal have still yet to sufficiently compensate for the summer departure of captain Robin van Persie, while Luis Suarez is the only fit first team striker currently available to Liverpool.

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