According to Dutch magazine Voetbal International, La Liga champions Real Madrid have tabled a bid of €25 million to Ajax Amsterdam for the services of their captain and striker, Huntelaar.
After murmurs of discontent from Madrid coach Bernd Schuster about the club’s refusal to grant him a new striker, the merengue board appear to have submitted to his wishes as they look to make what should be one last signing for the new campaign.
And after missing out on David Villa and failing to make any approach for Didier Drogba, president Ramón Calderón has turned his attention to the 25 year old Huntelaar. But it will not be easy trying to prise him away from the Amsterdam ArenA, as their coach Marco van Basten had previously labelled his star hitman as indispensable.
Not only that, Los Merengues could face stiff competition from their new 'best friends', Manchester United, who have reportedly put the Oranje striker on their shopping list as a back-up to their main target, Dimitar Berbatov, in case they fail to snag the Bulgarian from Tottenham Hotspur.