While it may or may not be true Julian Draxler is dying to join the Arsenal squad in the January transfer window, no deal has been locked up to bring the young German international to north London.
Per the Mirror Online, Draxler is ‘desperate’ to join the Gunners this month, and has put pressure on Schalke executives to hash out a deal with Arsenal. The youngster has a 37 million pound buyout clause kick in on his contract this summer, and Schalke are keen to hold him until then to benefit from a bidding war among Europe’s top teams.
Arsenal and Schalke executives will barter a price up until the deadline of the transfer window, and it is increasingly likely Schalke will not sell Draxler. Contrary to reports saying a fee has been agreed between the two clubs, BILD reports that Draxler will not leave Germany this month.
If Arsene Wenger cannot hash out a deal for Julian Draxler, a striker is next on the wish list. In the fashion of Arsenal’s shocking deal for Mesut Ozil in the waking hours of the summer transfer window, strengthening the squad may indeed be a nail biter all the way up to the deadline.