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Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City wonder what Julian Draxler is really worth

by | 8th, September 2013

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HOW close did Julian Draxler come to joining Arsenal, Chelsea or Manchester City?

Already we have noted that Press have no idea what Draxler is worth  but are happy to report pretty much any figure as fact.

On September 1 , the 19-year-old German said:

“I don’t mind people speculating, I’ll let them have their fun. If nothing extraordinary happens, I will be here on Monday. But Schalke could change their mind and say ‘Well, 40 or 30 million euros is not so bad,’ and then I can’t do much about it. If the club absolutely wants to sell me, I will not say ‘No, I want to stay.'”

On September 6, the  Express   reported:

Schalke’s Julian Draxler reveals reasons for Arsenal and Chelsea snub

Draxler is one of Germany’s brightest young prospects and was linked with a move to Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid over the summer but reports suggest that concerns about how he would settle in at a new team scuppered any move.

He told FIFA: “The World Cup will take place at the end of the season and it always takes time to settle at a new club. In addition, I feel very good at Schalke, although our early season form has been poor.”

But the Mirror said Arsenal were making a £40m offer for him ( see above) . And he said at that money he would leave.

So. Was there an offer from any of those clubs?

At the start of August Draxler confirmed that he turned down interest from overseas to sign a new contract at Schalke…“In the end, I followed my heart and decided to remain at Schalke.”

FIFA says:

FIFA: “This summer you had several lucrative offers from abroad. What made you stay at Schalke?”

Draxler: “The World Cup’s at the end of the season and you always need time to get used to a new team. On top of that, I’m convinced I’m at the right club with Schalke.”

Real Madrid and Man City each made an offer

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