We have long been linked with a move for FC Schalke 04 star Julian Draxler, and are set to return with a bid for the German star this summer, according to the Metro.
The reports originated from Italian publication Tutto Juve, suggesting that we are keen to beat Juventus to the signing of the promising young star. Talks between the Serie A side and Schalke have apparently not gone well, prompting Arsene Wenger to make a move for a player he has long admired.
The report claims we are willing to offer £17.6m initially, with £3.5m in add-ons to come later. This deal is thought to better the one offered by Juve, but Schalke may still be looking for a higher fee.
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Draxler may not have blossomed into the player he once threatened to become, but he is still undeniably talented. Arsene Wenger may be the man to nurture and see him realise his potential, and his versatility could make him an excellent addition.
He may not be the marquee signing many are hoping to see, but he would certainly add something to our side.