AC Milan director claims Huntelaar will stay in Italy
AC Milan have said that Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will not be leaving the club in January, despite strong interest from the Premier League.
Huntelaar has admitted that he has been considering a loan move away from the San Siro in a bid to ensure his place at the World Cup, but Milan general director Ariedo Braida is adamant that the striker will still be in Milan at the end of the window.
He told tuttomercatoweb: "Huntelaar stays here, all talk is unnecessary. Arsenal? No, I repeat that the player remains at Milan."
Huntelaar has struggled for form after moving to Italy following a similarly short and unhappy spell with Real Madrid, but Everton have shown an interest in him, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham also mooted as possible destinations.
Huntelaar's agent, Arnold Oosterveer, told calciomercato.it. that his client wants to be playing more, wherever that may be.
''He wants to play more,'' he said. ''That is all he wants. It's not because in the summer the World Cup will take place and he wants to be there, but it's also important for him.
''He came to Milan to be important for the team, even in the Milan derby he played just 10 minutes and he would like to play more. Many European teams have shown an interest in Klaas, he doesn't have a preference regarding any particular country.''
Oosterveer added Huntelaar would like to stay at Milan if the team give him a chance to play.
''His priority right now is to find more playing time at Milan or to fight for trophies, either staying in Italy or playing in Germany or England,'' he said.