Transfer News: Chelsea Ready To Fight Arsenal For £25m-Rated Attacker

By on October 2, 2013

Although the transfer window is officially closed that doesn’t stop clubs working hard behind the scenes and preparing for the January transfer window, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest gossip. Here, Arsenal and Chelsea are linked with Julian Draxler.

Chelsea are ready to go head-to-head with rivals Arsenal for the signature of highly-rated Schalke playmaker Julian Draxler when the transfer window re-opens in January, according to the Daily Star.

Draxler has emeraged as one of German football’s hottest properties after breaking into the Schalke first team in 2011 aged just 18. He has gone on to become a regular in Jens Keller’s starting eleven and scored 10 goals in 30 league appearances last season.

His impressive form saw the 20-year-old strongly linked with Arsenal in the summer and the newspapers quoted him as saying he would be tempted by a move abroad if Schalke were prepared to cash in. The Bundesliga outfit were determined to hang on to their star man though, and he ended up signing a new contract tying him to the club until 2018.

However, that doesn’t seem to have deterred some of the Premier League big guns with the Star claiming that Chelsea are ready to join Arsenal in making enquiries for Draxler this winter.

Despite having a wealth of attacking talent already at his disposal, the report suggests that Blues boss Jose Mourinho is keen to add another attacking midfielder to his ranks and is lining-up an offer for the £25m-rated youngster.

Arsenal’s interest is thought to remain despite the signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid in the summer and it would be interesting to see how Arsene Wenger would fit Draxler into his team alongside his German international team mate if he managed to lure him to the Emirates.

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14 Comments

  1. Gabriel

    October 2, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Chelsea will just finish your football career, better join arsenal

  2. amoo

    October 2, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    arsenal will be a better offer for you,go draxler you are welcome…

  3. Oduaski

    October 2, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Come to Arsenal that’s all. Follow me on twitter @oduaski

  4. Toeseen aiyedogbon

    October 3, 2013 at 1:37 am

    Come to chelsea Draxler and win trouphy

  5. Gabriel zawua

    October 3, 2013 at 1:46 am

    If u want to win any thing come to chelsea but if you want to play football for fun and entertainment, then you can go to arsenal

  6. steve

    October 3, 2013 at 1:56 am

    lol think twice what you say about arsenal there doing very well right know and will not be pushovers January around the corner too.

  7. Antonio

    October 3, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Join Mata, Oscar, Hazard n u’l develop ur talent mor wt Trophies, bt if u wn 2 end up in Top 4, den join Arsenal

  8. Tony

    October 3, 2013 at 6:57 am

    Come to chelsea and play with that trio youngstar and get trophies.

  9. Uche

    October 3, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Chelsea is the best club for you if you want 2 win trophies.

  10. Patt

    October 3, 2013 at 7:22 am

    There’s is only one club when talking of young footballers. That’s ARSENAL.

  11. Ubong Udoka

    October 3, 2013 at 7:40 am

    come join your compatroits at arsenal and be the best of your dreams because trophies will surely fine accommodation at arsenal trophy warehouse this season and beyond@Julian @Draxler#

  12. Aniagolu Michael

    October 3, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Pls come to arsenal

  13. Obioma Opara

    October 3, 2013 at 9:35 am

    There’s no better playing football club in England than Arsenal. Draxler come to Arsenal and be part of history making team. Surely, your carrier will flourish with the likes of Ozil, Santi, Giroud, Rosiki, Mikel en etc…

  14. no sic

    October 3, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Chelsea is much better to compare Arsenal bcs good name is better than wealth,trophy is pride to any game.

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