Huntelaar to join Schalke from AC Milan

Netherlands forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is set to join
Bundesliga club Schalke from AC Milan.

Schalke coach Felix Magath was quoted Tuesday in German daily
Bild as saying that ”the negotiations were more difficult than
expected.”

But he added: ”I am looking forward to Klaas-Jan – he will help
us.”

Magath has revamped Schalke by releasing costly veterans and
bringing in former Spain striker Raul Gonzalez and former Germany
defender Christoph Metzelder on free transfers from Real
Madrid.

However, Schalke – which finished second last season and
qualified for the Champions League – has lost both its first two
Bundesliga matches.

The club also completed the signing of Atletico Madrid
midfielder Jose Manual Jurado for a reported ?13 million ($16.5
million) on Tuesday.