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2nd Summer Signing? Arsenal On The VERGE Of Signing €35m Attacker, Truly WORLD CLASS

Arsenal have been boosted in the race to land Schalke’s attacking midfielder Julian Draxler, after the Bundesliga outfit rejected Juventus’ £15.6million offer for the star.

The Gunners are understood to be tracking Draxler and looked to have lost out on a move to sign the verstatile attacker when negotiations between Schalke and Juventus was said to be close last week. Now, the German club have reportedly rejected Juventus’ initial offer, giving Arsenal another chance to launch a bid for the player.

Goal had reported that Draxler was on the verge of completing a move to Juventus after the Schalke attacker agreed a move to the Serie A club.

The same report also claimed further that the 21-year old has accepted an offer of €3.7million-a-year, plus bonuses, and Schalke must now reach an agreement with last year’s Champions League finalist in order to sign the attacking midfielder.

Draxler’s contract at the Veltins Arena expires in 2018, and before June 30 this year, his release clause had been set at €45m. Juventus reportedly wanted to pay €25, while the BuLi club were expecting a fee of around €35m.

Draxler’s agent Roger Wittman had also revealed that talks were ongoing at at last week:”For me, an agreement is when three parties are good. Now we are at a stage where only Schalke and Juventus have to talk and, after that, we will see what happens.”

Juventus’ manager Massimilliano Allegri is eager to bring in another midfielder, following the departures of Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal, and as a result, he sees Draxler as an ideal fit has emerged as his ideal fit. The Italian has already seen the arrivals of Paolo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic, Sami Khedira, Neto and Simone Zaza as he hopes to build on last season’s impressive form.

Draxler was part of Joachim Low’s World Cup-winning Germany squad in Brazil in 2014 and has won the DFB-Pokal and the German Super Cup during his four-year spell at Schalke.

The player’s versatility ensures he can operate in a number of roles in the attack. He can play as a centre forward in a 4-5-1 formation and his hold-up prowess would really benefit Arsenal.

Now the north Londoners must act fast in order to land the Germany star, and the £30million fee Schalke are holding out for should pose no problem for Arsenal.

Should the Gunners successfully land Draxler, he may be converted into a striker just like Wenger did to Robin van Persie

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