Arsenal put on alert over Julian Draxler of Schalke
Published 15/01/2014 | 09:12
Arsene Wenger given encouragement that a deal for Julian Draxler could be feasible this month after Schalke admit that they might be powerless to keep Germany forward.
Arsenal have been given encouragement that a deal for Julian Draxler could be feasible this month after Schalke admitted that they might be powerless to keep the Germany forward.
Draxler, 20, is a long-term transfer target of Arsenal and has already openly expressed his interest in a move to the Emirates this summer.
He has a buy-out clause of £37.8million and, although that will not be active until the end of the season, there is a growing sense that Schalke would be open to offers this month, especially if they succeed with a loan deal for Tottenham’s Lewis Holtby.
“We continue to hope that Julian remains,” said Schalke general manager Horst Heldt. “But there are factors that we cannot influence.”