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 inspiring Die Königsblauen to back-to-back victories in 2014. 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.
"I still have 18 months on my contract here and I'm just delighted to be back on the field again. All I am thinking about is the second half of the season."
Huntelaar is reported to have a release clause in his contract, which expires in 2015, but he does not care for that. "I don't know all the precise details of my contract, but that doesn't play a role anyway," he said. "I'm fully focused on Schalke. Leaving Schalke is not part of the plan."