Despite the impending arrival of veteran striker Simon Terodde, Schalke 04 are reportedly still hoping to keep Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for another season.
Schalke 04 remain in talks with Klaas Jan Huntelaar over a new deal despite the signing of Simon Terodde from Hamburger SV, according to WAZ.
On Sunday, the relegated Bundesliga side sealed the capture of 33-year-old Terodde, who – like Huntelaar – is an experienced centre-forward.
However, as per WAZ, Terodde's arrival hasn't changed Schalke's plans to extend 37-year-old Huntelaar's contract by another year.
Should Schalke be able to convince Huntelaar into staying for another season, it's unclear what would happen to 20-year-old Matthew Hoppe.
Hoppe has previously said that he would like to stay despite Schalke's relegation to the second Bundesliga, but 'The Royal Blues' might want to rely on the experience of Terodde and Huntelaar and cash in on the youngster, who has been linked with Valencia among others.