Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is launching a bid for Real Madrid striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

The Sunday Express says the Emirates Stadium boss believes that Huntelaar, who has had an unhappy time at the Bernabeu since leaving Ajax, can be his 'fox in the box' and grab the goals which could help land the club their first trophy since the FA Cup in 2005.

Real Madrid are anxious to sell players to help pay for their lavish summer spending spree on new 'galacticos' Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Karim Benzema. The Spanish club wants around £16m for Huntelaar, who has rejected a move to Stuttgart.

Spurs are also interested in Huntelaar but have been put off by his £70,000-a-week wage demands.

Arsenal have just signed off a similar wage deal for Robin van Persie, who is a big Huntelaar fan and fancies linking up with his Dutch international colleague in the Premier League.