Chelsea ready to make huge offer for Arsenal target

Julian DraxlerChelsea manager Jose Mourinho is planning a big money January move for Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The German starlet has been strongly linked with Arsenal of late after emerging as one of the Bundesliga’s top stars.

But, the Blues are ready to battle their London rivals with a significant offer.

‘The Special One’ is willing to spend around £25m on the 20-year-old, as he looks to build a squad capable of a new era of success.

Schalke are desperate to keep their playmaker, but are believed to be willing to sell for the right price.

Despite his youthful age, Draxler is already a key member of his club’s squad, and netted an impressive 13 goals last season.

Mourinho is keen to add greater creativity to his squad, despite having signed Willian for a huge fee of late.

He also has Juan Mata and Oscar at his disposal, but is still interested in Draxler.

The youngster has already made seven senior appearances for Germany, and is expected to develop into one of his country’s leading stars over the coming years.

Manchester City are also thought to be in the race for his signature.

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