Arsenal’s long-term target Julian Draxler has been fined by his club Wolfsburg after demanding a transfer away this summer.
The Germany international gave a shocking interview to Bild earlier in the week, claiming he’d been lied to by the club about being allowed to leave.
Latest reports from Bild now claim Draxler could be handed a fine of around £85,000 for his comments, with Wolfsburg showing they are no pushovers.
Arsenal continues to be linked with the 22-year-old attacking midfielder, but it was reported yesterday that it would cost them a club record 50 million pounds to tempt him away from his current club.
Still, with Draxler’s relations with Wolfsburg seemingly at an all-time low, there may be some hope that the Gunners can persuade the Bundesliga outfit to let the unhappy player go.
The German international only joined Wolfsburg from Schalke last summer, and the Bundesliga club have recently gone public to say the 22-year old would be staying with them.
Arsenal have also been strongly linked with Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez over the past few weeks, but have also been linked with the German this summer and may see him as another option in the area.
Not only Arsenal, Juventus also have emerged as a possible destination, but with the Gunners badly in need of a forward and Arsene Wenger a keen admirer of him, fans will be hoping this is a situation that the Gunners are really on top of.
Obviously, we’ll have to wait and see, and with three or four years left on his current deal, it’ll take a hell of an offer to make it happen. Question is, are Arsenal prepared to do that?