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Transfer Balls: Arsenal Sell Julian Draxler To Manchester United

TRANSFER Balls: The Daily Express has an “EXCLUSIVE”. News is that “Arsenal face fresh battle from Man Utd for Schalke star Julian Draxler”. What with his being an Express exclusive, it is most likely utter balls.

John Richardson writes:

MANCHESTER UNITED have joined Arsenal in the pursuit of emerging German midfielder Julian Draxler.

Richardson adds:

But both clubs were left stunned on Friday night when the 21-year-old limped off after just 15 seconds in Schalke’s 1-0 victory over Augsburg in the Bundesliga.

Arsenal and Manchester were “stunned” by an injury to an injury-prone player who doesn’t play for them.

And let’s not forget other Daily Express Draxler scoops:



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In October, the Mirror had other news:

Arsenal step up Julian Draxler interest sending scouts to monitor Schalke playmaker – The German World Cup winner has been on Wenger’s radar for a number of years and the Gunners could soon be set to test Schalke’s resolve

The Metro told its readers that Draxler “missed out on a place in this summer’s successful World Cup squad”.

Today the Metro says “Manchester United are closing in on a double deal for Schalke 04 pair Julian Draxlerand Benedikt Howedes.”

The Daily Star says United are “set to win the race for Draxler”.

And the Express told readers: “Schalke slap £60m price tag on Chelsea target Julian Draxler.”

Such are the facts.

Posted: 2nd, November 2014 | In: Arsenal, manchester united, Sports | Comment

Transfer Balls: Julian Draxler To Arsenal When The Question Marks Are Answered

TRANSFER Balls: a look at rumour and nonsense reported as fact in the mainstream media.

The Daily Mirror does at it must and presnts a non-news story as a question:

Arsenal to pay Julian Draxler’s £37m release clause?

The entire story – as picked up by Google News –  is this:

Arsenal may pay Julian Draxler’s £37million release clause in January as they look for cover for the injured Mesut Ozil. (Express)

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Posted: 11th, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Sports | Comment

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

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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.'”

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Posted: 8th, September 2013 | In: Sports | Comment

Transfer Balls: Arsenal buy £60m Julian Draxler for £15m, so they say

TRANSFER Balls: How much are Arsenal going to have to pay to secure the services of Julian Draxler? What say the experts in the media?

FTBPRO: “There is an interesting story doing the rounds today linking Arsenal with a move for the very impressive Julian Draxler for a fee of around £15 million.”

Fanatix: “Arsenal submit £26m plus Lukas Podolski bid for German prodigy Julian Draxler”

(Arsenal bought Poldi for a £10.9 million.)

SportDirectNews: “The 19-year-old signed a two-year extension to his contract with the Bundesliga outfit in May of this year but it is understood the midfielder has a £34 million buyout clause.”

Sunday Times: “Arsène Wenger… is now trying to reach agreement with Schalke for their midfield starlet Julian Draxler. Schalke, however, want £38.4m for the 19-year-old.”

IBT: “Arsenal are preparing a £40m bid for Schalke 04 midfielder Julian Draxler, according to the Mirror”

Telegraph: “Draxler, a 19-year-old Germany international midfielder, would be the priority but Schalke are reluctant sellers and would only consider an offer in excess of £40m”

Express: “Schalke slap £60m price tag on Chelsea target Julian Draxler”

Such are the facts…



Posted: 1st, September 2013 | In: Sports | Comment