Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Schalke strikerLiverpool are preparing a bid for Dutch international striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar after it was revealed the Schalke 04 striker may be available for a bargain £6m.

According to the Sunday People, Brendon Rodgers is planning to take advantage of his current contract dispute with the German club to try and bring the clinical striker to Anfield.

Rodgers has earmarked Huntelaar as the perfect solution to their present lack of firepower with only Luis Suarez, the only fit, recognised, centre-forward at the club.  However Liverpool may face strong competition for his signature from a whole host of rival Premier League clubs with Manchester City, Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea all also reportedly interested in his services.

Reports suggest that the 29-year-old would prefer to join a club heading for the Champions League and given their slow start it seems unlikely that Liverpool will be joining the European elite next season. Although he is eager to experience playing in the Premier League and has recently confirmed he will join a club that has a ‘right feeling’ about it.

The Netherlands striker already has an bulging CV after spending time at Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan before making the move to the Bundesliga. While he struggled to find form at both Milan and Madrid, his record in Germany has been excellent with 71 goals for club and country since the beginning of the 2010/11 season.

He will get another chance to impress watching Premier League scouts when Schalke entertain Arsenal on Tuesday night in the Champions League.