Arsenal are leading the chase to sign Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in the January transfer window who would be available on a cut-price value of £6m.

The 29-year-old has less than one year left in his contract at German outfit Schalke and would be moving out this winter with several English clubs eyeing his signature.

Huntelaar always had a soft spot for Arsenal but he feared the deal would never materialize as long as fellow compatriot Robin van Persie was there.

With the departure of the former Gunners skipper to Manchester United this summer, the door is left ajar for the former Ajax star to try his luck at the Emirates this January.

Several other English clubs like Liverpool and Everton are also monitoring his situation and according to reports scouts of those clubs are keeping a close eye on him.

Erik Meijer, ex-Liverpool striker who has the same agent (Arnold Oosterveer) as Huntelaar, confirmed: “According to the information I have, Huntelaar will be gone in the winter. Arsenal are the favourites.”

Huntelaar was the top scorer in the Bundesliga last season having scored 29 league goals and has bagged nine goals already in all competitions this season.

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