Arsenal To Offer Draxler £80k Contract After Provisionally Agreeing €43.5m Deal

By on January 30, 2014

With the January transfer window entering it’s final stages clubs are working hard to try and strengthen their squad for the second half of the season, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Gooner Mac on how Arsenal edging closer to Julian Draxler.

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Arsenal have provisionally agreed a €43.5m (£36m) deal with Schalke for Julian Draxler that could see Lukasz Fabianski make the move in the opposite direction with Arsene Wenger looking to add two new faces this month, according to the Telegraph.

Reports earlier this week suggested that Arsenal had sent out a delegation to Germany to try and thrash out a deal for the highly-rated 20-year-old and it appears we’re now on the verge of doing so.

The Telegraph claim that after positive talks on Wednesday night, a €43.5m (£36m) deal has been provisionally agreed with Schalke that could see goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski join the Bundesliga outfit on loan until the end of the season, and the only thing left to do is work out the ‘finer details’ such as how much we’ll pay up front.

The newspaper also suggests that personal terms won’t be an issue as we’ll offer Draxler a pay rise from £50,000-a-week to £80,000 and sign him to a long-term contract.

Draxler has been out injured for the last two months and it seems his fitness is key to whether a deal can be done this month or we wait until the summer, and there was positive news following a meeting with Dr Hans-Wilhelm-Muller (the same man who conducted Mesut Ozil’s medical) yesterday as the doctor confirmed the attacker could return to training next week.

It’s now a race against time whether the move can be pushed through before Friday nights deadline but the newspaper suggests that there could be another addition to the squad with Wenger poised to make a bid to land Barcelona’s Cristian Tello on loan.

The 22-year-old has been used sparingly at the Nou Camp this season and his injection of pace and goal-threat from the wing would be the ideal replacement for Theo Walcott – who’s out for the season with a knee injury – but it’s unclear whether the Catalans will be prepared to let him leave on a short-term basis.

If we could add Draxler and Tello to the squad before the window slams shut I think we’ll all be very happy Gooners, but it’s going to be extremely tight. I personally don’t think we’ll land Tello, but Draxler looks doable if we really want it to happen.

READ: Striker set for Arsenal medical

If neither deal can be done, then let’s hope Wenger has a back-up plan because we need reinforcements for the seasons half of the season.

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13 Comments

  1. Harry Barracuda

    January 30, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Until it’s on the Arsenal website, this is all newspaper bollocks.

    Why bother?

  2. Adeniran A Adeola

    January 30, 2014 at 11:38 am

    If we could get Draxler and Vucinic, i strongly believe that, we’re winning league, FA Cup, C’mon Arsene make it happen.

  3. John joseph

    January 30, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Fake fake fake

  4. Omoboriowo

    January 30, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Am not sure of this. This is teepcle lies, am not bealieve and i can not on till he appen. Am not c arsenal aded any players this january. So bros stop bobo us were not a kild

    • Sabre

      January 30, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      You write like a “Kild”.

  5. itopa okene

    January 30, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    This is always time when wenger’s curse will ruin arsenal, wenger wont buy any player this window….he is getting senile.

  6. samtwisuke

    January 30, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    I pray arsenal arsene wenger that give him knoledge and we get gud players.GOD DO ur job plz

  7. Wilson Simon

    January 30, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    wenger won’t .just wait n c .its Feb coming where things fall apart .

  8. MOURLAI FODAY KAMARA

    January 30, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    It’s unbelieable 4 me until in see Draxler,vucinic and Tello 2 the emirate stadium 2day or tomorrow.I know that all this is fake.Arsenal board is afraid 2 spend the money.Chelsea have many quality players than Arsenal,but yet they still buy to strengthen thir squard.Why not Arsenal?,Please we want 2 be happy this time around.We have cry 4 the past 8 years,wenger make us 2 laught this season by spending the money to sign players if only you the team 2 win the EPL,FA cup and CL this season.

  9. psky

    January 30, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Drax and vucinic deals can happen but also matuidi is a reasonable option given our current CDM situation.

  10. Jay Hamid

    January 30, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    After tomorrow we may have to say goodbye to EPL ,FA CUP and CL for another season thanks to arsene wenger for giving us another exciting season

  11. David Ogwal

    January 31, 2014 at 4:34 am

    Last transfer window Wenger denied landing any player but later he landed Ozil and now is denieing any transfer talk but i know he will land any players

  12. Malaysian gunner

    January 31, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Refer to Adeola. I don’t think the can win the epl and cup. MC look
    too strong to be stoppedin the epl but maybe Arsenal might win the cup if they can beat Pool.

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