Arsenal Make Final £24.7m Take-It-Or-Leave-It Offer For Schalke Starlet Julian Draxler

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Draxler has managed to score one goal and create five others for team-mates in his 14 league encounters this season. 

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Premier League leaders Arsenal have made a final take it or leave it offer worth £24.7m for coveted Schalke 04 midfielder Julian Draxler, according to reports in the Daily Star.

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The north London club have been keeping close tabs on the highly rated Germany international for some time, with the Gunners having even been offered Draxler by his club on the final day of the previous transfer window.

However, Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger was not willing to splash out a whopping £37m – the cost of the player’s buyout clause in his contract with Schalke – on the 20-year-old last summer, but since then the situation has changed what with rivals Chelsea pulling out of the running for the midfielder after themselves recently completing a deal for FC Basel wide man  Mohamed Salah.

All of which now means that Arsenal are understood to be very confident of doing a deal for the German before the January transfer window closes for business at midnight on Friday by offering the Bundesliga a one and only bid for their star man, who has a contract with the Bundesliga outfit that runs until June 2018.

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