Klaas-Jan Huntelaar looks set to join Schalke from AC Milan after the two clubs agreed a 14million euros fee.
The Dutch international is likely to be deemed surplus to requirements if Barcelona star Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to Serie A with the Rossoneri, with Milan looking for extra cash to fund the deal.
Huntelaar has never recaptured the form he showed in his time at Ajax after departing to first Real Madrid, then Milan, and looks set to link up with former Real team mate Raul at the Bundesliga outfit.
Even if Ibrahimovic's move to the San Siro collapsed, Huntelaar's agent Arnold Oosterveer confirmed that it was likely he will still depart.
"Milan told me we would decide this weekend what will be best for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar," Oosterveer said.
"He thought he could stay, but within two days the situation changed. There will be four strikers for only two positions, so that's not that attractive.
"Milan have let us know Klaas-Jan is able to leave.
"It would be a quick move as the transfer market is about to close. He still has a contract at Milan. So we have to decide what the best is for him."
Source: Sky Sports