Arsenal have been told they will have to pay big money to have a chance of landing Schalke winger Julian Draxler. - See more at: https://www.clubcall.com/arsenal/gunners-warned-off-draxler-bid-1-1777619.html#sthash.3ZqWyiiG.dpuf  Read more at: https://www.clubcall.com/arsenal/gunners-warned-off-draxler-bid-1-1777619.html

Arsenal have been told they will have to pay big money to have a chance of landing Schalke winger Julian Draxler.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for Draxler while fellow Germany international Mario Gotze is also said to be on Arsene Wenger's radar.

Juventus are also in the hunt for Draxler, with some reports claiming they have already agreed personal terms with the player and now just have agree a fee with Schalke.

Arsenal will have to move quickly if they are to have a chance of doing a deal, but Schalke general manager Horst Heldt insists they want to keep hold of him this season.

"Our plan is not to sell Julian," he told the Rheinischen Post. "That said, in this business it's difficult to make definitive statements. "If another club makes an astronomical offer for a player, for the good of the club you must always at least consider it.

"We want to keep him, but we can only definitively put the issue to bed on August 31. To say anything else would not be honest. "Today I could say 'he will not leave', but then a few days later a huge offer for him is put on the table." ...

12/08/15

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