Arsenal hopeful of signing Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Thierry Henry in January transfer window
Gunners eager to boost strike force
Monday 10 December 2012
Arsenal are hopeful of bolstering their strikeforce in January by signing Klaas-Jan Huntelaar from Schalke and securing Thierry Henry on a second loan spell from New York Red Bulls.
Huntelaar’s Schalke contract is set to expire next summer and his refusal to sign a new deal has prompted the German club to listen to offers now rather than risk losing him for nothing.
The two clubs remain apart in their valuations of the 29-year-old but the Gunners are confident a deal in the region of £5m can be struck report the Evening Standard.
However, as an insurance policy against any failure to agree terms, manager Arsene Wenger is keen to extend Henry’s deal beyond last season’s spell which lasted just over six weeks.
The Red Bulls are open to Henry returning to north London for a third time but want the 36-year-old back in the United States for the start of the Major League Soccer season in March.
Arsenal are exploring the possibility of taking Henry until the end of the season but it is understood there are other issues to be resolved including the covering of insurance payments against any injury sustained.
Henry scored 226 goals in eight years with the club before leaving for Barcelona in a £16m deal in 2007 and added two more to that tally in seven games when he returned on loan last season.
Wenger is also monitoring Crystal Palace’s highly regarded Wilfried Zaha, although the Championship side are keen to delay any transfer until next summer.
Latest in Sport
Radamel Falcao exclusive: Forward says joining Manchester United is a 'dream come true'
Transfer deadline day: The best memes and tweets, featuring Radamel Falcao, Javier Hernandez and Bart Simpson
Arsenal transfer news: Ray Parlour urges Arsene Wenger to make late move for Edinson Cavani
WWE Raw preview: Will John Cena continue to defy the threat of Brock Lesnar?
Danny Welbeck to Arsenal: Arsene Wenger pictured in Rome as club close in on Manchester United striker for £17m
- 1 Half of young women unable to ‘locate vagina’ and 65% find it difficult to say the word
- 3 Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb
- 4 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 5 Mexican woman becomes world’s 'oldest person' at 127
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
Ashya King: 'Cruel NHS has not given us the treatment we need', says father of five-year-old with brain tumour who fled to Spain