Arsenal target Julian Draxler hints he is considering Bayern Munich move
Schalke wonderkid Julian Draxler has refused to rule out a move to European champions Bayern Munich.
The 20-year-old was the subject of a €30m bid from Arsenal in the January transfer window, but that was rejected.
While the Gunners were expected to return with a fresh approach this summer, Draxler’s comments appear to be aimed at softening the blow were he to join Bavarian giants Bayern.
Asked by German newspaper WAZ about reports linking him with a switch to Bayern, he said: “I’d prefer not to comment on all those rumours.
“Look at what happened with Manuel Neuer. He was 100 per cent convinced that he would never join FC Bayern but, after having played as a pro for five years, time made him change his opinion.
“I also can’t say what I will think in five or six or maybe even 10 years.
“And when you rule something out entirely and you end up playing where most people don’t want you to be, the outcry is huge.”