Arsene Wenger closing in on deals to bring in top additions to boost his Emirates Stadium squad.
Arsenal are reportedly closing on on a trio of deals as Arsene Wenger looks to bring in last minute additions before the transfer window slams shut on Friday night.
The Metro claims that the North London club are closing on a £33m deal to bring in German international Julian Draxler
This source claims a move could be agreed within 48 hours with Schalke ready to accept a fee less than the 20 year old’s £37m release clause with Arsenal then set to loan back Draxler for the rest of the current campaign.
Though Arsene Wenger has set his sights firmly on Draxler he may feel he can afford to wait until the summer to welcome him to Arsenal and as such is happy to agree to Schalke’s demands.
Draxler had an outstanding season last term, scoring 13 goals in all competitions, and has continued to mature into a hugely effective attacking midfielder during the current campaign and is a player who Schalke are keen to avoid losing to a domestic rival, with both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund said to be interested in the player.
Draxler could well be set to join compatriots Ozil, Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker at the Emirates Stadium club.