Dutch coach Marco van Basten has named a preliminary 33-man World Cup squad - with no place for Roy Makaay.
Huntelaar has been in great form for Ajax this season
Bayern Munich forward Makaay appears to have lost out to Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
The 22-year-old has scored 33 goals in 34 matches this season for Heerenveen and Ajax, who paid more than £6m for the striker in January.
Van Basten, who has named eight English-based players in his squad, has until 15 May to name his final squad of 23 players.
Manchester United duo Edwin van der Sar and Ruud van Nistelrooy are in the squad.
Middlesbrough's George Boateng, Aston Villa defender Wilfred Bouma, Jan Kromkamp of Liverpool, Tottenham's Edgar Davids, Arjen Robben of Chelsea and Arsenal forward Robin van Persie comprise the other English-based players.
Goalkeepers: Patrick Lodewijks (Feyenoord), Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United), Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Henk Timmer (AZ Alkmaar).
Defenders: Khalid Boulahrouz (HSV Hamburg), Wilfred Bouma (Aston Villa), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Barcelona), Tim de Cler (AZ), Urby Emanuelson (Ajax), Kew Jaliens (AZ), Jan Kromkamp (Liverpool), Joris Mathijsen (AZ), André Ooijer (PSV), Barry Opdam (AZ), Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord).
Midfielders: George Boateng (Middlesbrough), Mark van Bommel (Barcelona), Phillip Cocu (PSV), Edgar Davids (Tottenham Hotspur), Nigel de Jong (HSV Hamburg), Denny Landzaat (AZ), Hedwiges Maduro (Ajax), Wesley Sneijder (Ajax), Rafael van der Vaart (HSV Hamburg).
Forwards: Ryan Babel (Ajax), Romeo Castelen (Feyenoord), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax), Dirk Kuyt (Feyenoord), Martijn Meerdink (AZ), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Arjen Robben (Chelsea), Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (PSV).