Transfer balls: Arsenal get Julian Draxler when Stoke sell Shaqiri
Transfer balls: Are Arsenal going to sign Julian Draxler? Yes, says the Metro, Arsenal are “finally” going to get the Schalke flyer.
The Metro’s source is TribalFootball, which reports its own source:
BILD says Schalke may be forced to sell Draxler to fund a move for Xherdan Shaqiri.
Inter Milan midfielder Shaqiri has been linked with Stoke in recent weeks but Schalke want to keep him in the Bundesliga with a £12million bid.
Linked with Stoke, or agreed to join them, as Sky Sports, “understood”:
Shaqiri never did join Stoke, as the Telegraph put it:
Stoke City have scrapped their £12million pursuit of Xherdan Shaqiri after the Inter Milan midfielder failed to respond to the club’s deadline.
But Draxler to Arsenal is a certainty, right?
Jan 2014, Daily Mirror: “Arsenal and Schalke agree fee for Julian Draxler”
Jan 2014, Daily Telegrapah: “Julian Draxler aims to seal £36m move to Arsenal”
Feb 2014, The Week: “Arsenal agree Morata deal, but Man U wreck Draxler move”
Such are the facts…