Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target set to stay in Germany

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Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has revealed he intends to finish his career in the Bundesliga with Schalke, according to talkSPORT.

The Holland international has long been linked with a move to the Premier League - Manchester United were reportedly interested as early as 2009 but Huntelaar ultimately left Ajax for Real Madrid.

Arsenal and Liverpool reportedly wanted to bring the former-Ajax man to the Premier League in the January transfer window, but the Dutchman put pen to paper on a new contract.

Huntelaar committed his future to the German club by signing an extension until 2015.

And he's not ruled out signing another contract extension with Schalke, all but ending Arsenal and Liverpool's hopes of landing the forward in the summer.

Speaking to German newspaper Bild, Huntelaar said: "It is possible to sign a new contract with Schalke. I will be 32 (when this one runs out) and I'm thinking to end my career here."

The 29-year-old forward was the top scorer in the Bundesliga last season, but he's struggled to match the heights of last term - he currently has six league goals which puts him joint top scorer at the club with Julian Draxler and Jefferson Farfan.

Schalke currently sit sixth in the Bundesliga.

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