Schalke manager, Horst Heldt, seems unsure of whether Arsenal target Julian Draxler, will actually stay at the German club or not this summer.

The 21-year-old was destined for big things when he originally signed for the Bundesliga team and was linked to a number of top European clubs. However, he went on to suffer a severe thigh injury, keeping him sidelined for months and resulting in him only making 19 appearances last season.

The forward, who we’re rumoured to be willing to pay £21.1m for, has also been linked with a move to Manchester United.

The general manager of Schalke, Heldt, has now spoken out about the potential move, talking to Rheinischen Post, he said, “Our plan is not to sell Julian. That said, in this business it’s difficult to make definitive statements.”

He continued, “If another club makes an astronomical offer for a player, for the good of the club you must always at least consider it. We want to keep him, but we can only definitively put the issue to bed on August 31. To say anything else would not be honest.”

“Today I could say ‘he will not leave’, but then a few days later a huge offer for him is put on the table.”

Although I’m not sure how much an ‘astronomical‘ amount of money is, it does seem Heldt is willing to part with the youngster who, although hasn’t quite had the career so far that he was predicted to have, still has plenty of years ahead of him.

Personally, I don’t see us signing him though.

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