Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
The Dutchman is targeted by United.

Schalke 04 striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar has dismissed reports linking him with a move to Manchester United.

The prolific Dutchman has reignited his career in the Bundesliga following relatively underwhelming spells at Real Madrid and AC Milan, and his 15 goals in 16 games this season has seen Manchester United emerge as reported suitors for the 28-year-old.

Manchester United have long been credited as admirers for Huntelaar having tracked the striker during his fledgling career at Ajax, and with the Red Devils still undecided about the long-term future of Dimitar Berbatov, Sir Alex Ferguson appears to be monitoring a number of possible replacements.

Huntelaar claims he knows nothing of Manchester United's interest and intimated he would not really welcome a move away from Schalke given how well things are going in Germany.

"I know nothing of alleged interest from Manchester United," Huntelaar told German magazine Voetbal International. "I will not even speculate, I am concentrating fully on Schalke.

"I'll let any offers come to me quietly and will then see what happens. This is the attitude I've always had."

While unflustered by Manchester United's rumoured intent to sign him, the German international hinted he would be interested in signing an extension at the aforementioned Bundesliga side.

"My contract runs until the summer of 2013. If they [Schalke] want to talk, I'll gladly listen." The Manchester United target concluded.

In addition to being linked with Huntelaar, Manchester United have also been monitoring the Sporting Lisbon youngster Ricky Van Wolfswinkel, who is a compatriot of the aforementioned Holland international.