No January switch for Kuranyi
Striker to stay until the summer at least
By Thomas Zocher. Last Updated: January 12, 2010 12:59pm
Kuranyi: No move
Kevin Kuranyi has ruled out a move to England in January after committing his short-term future to Schalke.
The German international has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League with Birmingham Sunderland and Chelsea all reportedly keen.
But Kuranyi, whose current contract expires at the end of the season, insists he will be staying in Gelsenkirchen until the summer at least.
"Now I have the chance to make something big happen at this club, I will stay on because of this and because of (Schalke manager) Felix Magath," he told Bild.
"Even though I still feel tired due to the intensiveness of our most recent camp of training, Felix Magath has forced me to be on top of my fitness. Under his belt I have found back the keys to enjoy the game."
The 27-year-old target man has enjoyed a good season so far with eight goals in 16 matches.
Schalke have already stated they want Kuranyi to stay, but Magath conceded unless they finish in the Champions League places they were unlikely to be able to keep him.
Schalke currently sit just one point adrift of top spot in the Bundesliga.