Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has insisted leaving Schalke "is not part of the plan" after making a winning return to action this year.

The Dutchman ended five and a half months of injury agony by scoring on his return in the 3-0 win over Hamburg in late January and impressing in their 2-1 win at home to Wolfsburg the following week.

As a result, Schalke are back up to fourth in the Bundesliga and on course to achieving their primary objective for the season, and Huntelaar sees no reason to be anywhere else.

"Our priority is qualifying for the Champions League," he said in Sport Bild magazine. "We could still even finish second, but we shouldn't make things unnecessarily complicated for us but rather take things from game to game.