Despite Wolfsburg saying he’s not for sale and Arsenal allegedly not even interested in signing the player they were once very interested in signing, the links with Julian Draxler show no sign of going anywhere soon.

With Everton entering the race once they heard he was available, looking to make a statement under their new owner, it has been revealed that Draxler does indeed have a release clause, but it doesn’t come into play until next summer.

It is claimed his release clause will be €75m and any move this summer would see the German side likely demand more than this which just makes the whole thing totally absurd. Some outlets in the UK seem to have ballsed up their use of Google translate and are claiming that the clause applies this summer but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Metro were reporting that the player would cost Arsenal a club-record fee of around £50m, a claim they base on a report in the Daily Star who don’t say where they got their information, but it’s most likely from the internet where 99.99999999% of ‘updates’ come from these days. £50m would seem on the low side at this point.

Having only moved to Wolfsburg last summer, Draxler said he wanted to leave, well, I’ll let him tell you again in his own words: “For me it is so that I have expressed myself clearly after the Euros, with Dieter Hecking, that I want to leave Wolfsburg. The coach knows for more than three weeks.

“Two days after the semi-final at the European Championships I told him how I see the whole situation and what I want – which is to leave the club.”

Wolfsburg not only slammed the door shut in his face, but also bolted it and shoved a wardrobe in front of it.

Unless someone comes up with a bid to make Wolfsburg’s head spin, Draxler will likely be going nowhere this summer.

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