Dutch target talks Manchester United transfer link

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Reported Manchester United target Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has played down rumours linking him with a summer switch to England.

The 27-year-old Holland international striker insists he has no intention of leaving Bundesliga outfit Schalke and is fully focused on the new season in Germany.

Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson is thought to have been considering an offer for the Dutch danger man in a bid to further strengthen his attacking options at Old Trafford ahead of the 2011/12 campaign.

But any prospective enquiry now looks to be dead in the water after Huntelaar ruled out a transfer to Manchester United or anywhere else this close season.

Speaking to German website about rumours linking him with the reigning Barclays Premier League champions, Huntelaar confirmed:


"There is nothing to it. I want to stay and play for Schalke so I can enjoy a good season.

"I can exclude moving to a big club at the moment," he concluded.

After signing from AC Milan this time last year, Huntelaar enjoyed relative success in his first season with Schalke, scoring eight goals in 24 appearances.

With a contract that runs until 2013, his loyalties lie very much with his current employers, meaning Huntelaar will not be tempted by a move to Manchester United this summer.

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