Arsenal have been linked with making a big money move for Wolfsburg winger Julian Draxler for a number of summers, but their transfer plans have taken another blow.
Arsenal have been left disappointed by a number of failed transfer dealings so far this summer, as they look to add more firepower to their attacking ranks. Alexandre Lacazette is one player that is frustrating Arsene Wenger, whilst his pursuit of Julian Draxler also seems to be a non starter.
It had been thought the German could move to the Emirates if the Gunners made a £50million offer, however his club, Vfl Wolfsburg have released a statement to say they will not be selling under any circumstance.
VfL Wolfsburg wish to make it absolutely clear that at no time did those responsible at the club make either written nor oral commitments on the transfer of Julian Draxler within the current transfer period, which is due to end on August 31st, 2016. This is reiterated by a contractual release clause agreed upon with Julian Draxler and his management, which does not come into effect until summer 2017.
VfL Wolfsburg will not be selling Julian Draxler during the course of the current transfer period.
In joint discussions with Julian Draxler, VfL Wolfsburg again made it clear that they would not be granting the player’s wish to make a move. We now consider any possible uncertainties to have been eradicated and that all parties can revert back to a professional and responsible collaboration for the good of VfL Wolfsburg and, in particular, for our fans.
Draxlers release clause is believed to be set at €75million (£63million), but can only be activated from next summer onwards. The young German, who was an impressive part of Germany’s Euro 2016 campaign, joined Wolfsburg from Schalke last summer, but is believed to want to leave after the Bundesliga club failed to qualify for the Champions League