Reports have emerged that Arsenal are really closing in to sign one of the finest talents in the world in Draxler. Schalke has accepted a £33m offer for their prized asset according to the Metro.
This source claims a move could be agreed within 48 hours with Schalke ready to accept a fee less than the 20 year old’s £37m release clause with Arsenal then set to loan back Draxler for the rest of the current campaign.
Though Arsene Wenger has set his sights firmly on Draxler he may feel he can afford to wait until the summer to welcome him to Arsenal and as such is happy to agree to Schalke’s demands.
Wenger is also known to be desperate to secure the German’s future, and is willing to miss out on his services this season to ensure that he is an Arsenal man this time next year.
Arsenal are enjoying the spoils of a recent £150m kit deal with Puma, allowing them to splash cash on new players like Draxler.