No Arsenal move for Draxler – Wolfsburg

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Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs has categorically stated that star forward Julian Draxler will not leave the club amid reports Arsenal closing in on the Germany international but stressed that Andre Schurrle may leave the club this summer.

Draxler had a fine Euro 2016 tournament with Germany as they finished with a semifinal elimination in the hands of hosts France who later lost the final to a Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Portugal.

But with North London club Arsenal keen to lure him away from the Bundesliga side, Allofs is adamant that the 22-year-old, who has a contract until June 2020, is not for sale.

“Draxler will 100 per cent certain be wearing the Wolfsburg jersey in the new season,” Allofs told Sport1.

“Julian will stay at Wolfsburg. There is not even any discussion about it.

“We will simply not sell Julian. We were not open to a transfer before the Euros, not during the tournament, and neither are we now.

“There will be speculation, but our stance is clear.”

However, Allofs hinted that former Chelsea star Andre Schurrle, who has been heavily linked with a move to Borussia Dortmundcould eventually complete his move to their Bundesliga rivals.

“Schurrle’s situation is slightly different,” Allofs said about the 25-year-old.

“We don’t want to sell him. We think he can be a key figure here after his development last season and want him to stay here. But Andre has told us that Dortmund’s interest has made him think about his future.

“We have to deal with this situation. But nothing has happened for now. It is not unlikely that Andre will stay at Wolfsburg as well.”

Schurrle has a contract with Wolfsburg until 2019.