Schalke tell Arsenal and Man United to make ‘astronomical offer’ for Julian Draxler

Schalke general manager Horst Heldt has admitted that Julian Draxler could leave the club this summer, but only if they receive an astronomical offer for his services, the Daily Express reports.

The Germany international has been linked with a move to the Premier League for the better part of a year now, and has seen the speculation increase ten-fold during the current transfer window.

Arsenal are known to be long time admirers, but recent reports have linked Manchester United to his signature as well, while Italian giants Juventus have also thrown their hat into the ring.

Schalke have no desire to send him on his way anytime soon, though they have admitted that every player has his price.

“Our plan is not to sell Julian,” Heldt 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.”

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