The German champions have promised Schalke they will sign the attacker.
One of the most highly anticipated moves of the January transfer window was Schalke 04 ace Julian Draxler’s switch to Arsenal, but Bayern Munich put a stop to that, reports the Metro.
The Gunners sent representatives to Germany to try and finalise the deal for the 20-year-old and Schalke general manager Horst Heldt has since confirmed that an offer came in for Draxler – but not from the north London side.
Arsene Wenger didn’t want to pay any more than £30m for the starlet, but the attacker’s club were holding out for their £37.2m valuation.
However, Bayern are said to have approached Schalke to let them know that they will pay the full asking price in the summer.
My view. Based on my information. Bayern Munich managed to stop the Draxler-deal by saying “we take him in the summer”.
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) February 1, 2014
This news will come as a huge disappointment to the Emirates Stadium faithful, who thought Draxler would be the next addition in their German revolution.
They already have Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker and club record signing Mesut Ozil, along with promising youngster Serge Gnabry.
Draxler even admitted that a move to play under Wenger would be attractive to the Germany international, but Bayern’s approach may put an end to all that.
The Bundesliga champions have a history of acquiring the best talent from the nation and have huge financial resources to be able to make that happen.
In recent times Mario Goetze has arrived from Borussia Dortmund for £31.5m, whilst fellow Schalke star Manuel Neuer also made the switch to the Allianz Arena in 2011.
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