Arsenal target Julian Draxler to stay at Schalke next season
Arsenal target Julian Draxler has confirmed that he is staying at Schalke next season.
The Gunners were reportedly going to bid £40m for the attacking midfielder but the 20-year-old has stated that he is staying at Schalke following their qualification for the UEFA Champions League on the last day of the season.
Draxler has gone on record saying: “I have absolutely no thoughts of moving.”
“It is guaranteed that there will be speculation, but it’s very, very likely I will play [at Schalke] next season.”
The youngster has a contract with Schalke until 2018 with a buy out clause worth approximately £40 million. He was previously targeted by Arsenal in the January transfer window and the Gunners look like they might miss out again.