Manchester United are said to be weighing up a move for Schalke playmaker Julian Draxler as an alternative for Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller, the Metro reports.
So far United boss Louis van Gaal has been frustrated in his attempts to prize Muller away from the Alianz Arena with the Bundesliga champions remaining firm on their insistence that he will not follow midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger to the club this summer.
However, according to Italian publication TMW, the Red Devils are set to launch a surprise move for Draxler, with the report claiming that as little as £20.3m could be enough to snap him up.
But United will possibly have to fend off interest from Italian big hitters Juventus, who have also been heavily credited with an interest in his signature.
Arsenal had also been known to be looking into the possibility of bringing him on board under the noses of United, but it now appears as though the Red Devils are back in the driver’s seat.
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