Arsenal transfer target denies club exit

Julian Draxler recently stated his intentions to remain at current club Schalke despite Arsene Wenger preparing a second round of bids for the German youngster, Daily Star reports.

Arsenal made their interest in Draxler known ever since the start of the January transfer window, but was unable to meet agreements over an appropriate fee.

The 20-year old still has four years remaining on his current contract and is expected to remain where he is despite a majority of interest from Europe’s more prominent clubs.

Draxler told BILD: “Of course, I am expecting some unverified rumours coming up throughout this summer. But it is very, very likely I will play for Schalke next season.

“I am able to seriously confirm I do not have any thoughts on leaving the club this summer.”

However, Wenger will still try to lure his target to England even if it means he has to trigger the German’s £37-million buy-out clause.

The midfielder is one of Germany’s potential stars and if his performance at this years World Cup in Brazil catches the attention of bigger teams, Schalke will have problems trying to keep hold of their star asset.