Arsenal linked with Schalke youngster Julian Draxler
Schalke wonderkid Julian Draxler is reported be the latest name to be added to Arsenal’s last-minute shopping list.
Arsene Wenger is still yet to make a signing of note this summer and is now being linked with a last-ditch bid for the young German midfielder.
Chief executive Ivan Gazidis is believed to be the driving force behind the deal. Reports suggest Wenger would rather move on to other targets after being quoted £60m by Schalke for their 19-year-old starlet. Gazidis hopes business can be done at £40m, but Wenger has concerned about even that reduced fee.
Real Madrid fringe player Kaka, who has said he wants to leave the club, is also a possible target.
The Gunners are said to have ended their interest in Yohan Cabaye after it became clear that Newcastle were not prepared to sell him for the £12m Arsenal were prepared to pay.