Arsenal target Draxler ‘certain’ to stay at Wolfsburg

Matt Stead

Wolfsburg’s director of sport Klaus Allofs has ruled out Julian Draxler leaving the club this summer, but concedes the possibility of Andre Schurrle also staying is not so clear.

The Wolves only signed Draxler from Schalke last summer but the Germany international is being linked with a move away from the Volkswagen Arena, with Arsenal among those clubs reportedly interested in his services.

However, Allofs says the 22-year-old attacking midfielder is going nowhere.

“The situation with Draxler is 100 per cent certain that he will be staying at Wolfsburg,” Allofs told

“There is no discussing that.”

Julian Draxler Germany











The same cannot be said for Draxler’s Germany team-mate Schurrle, however.

The 25-year-old has attracted the attention of Borussia Dortmund and Allofs cannot guarantee the former Chelsea forward will remain at Wolfsburg.

“The situation is different with him,” Allofs said. “We don’t want to sell him and given the way he developed last season, we would like to keep hold of him and we see him taking on a lead role.

“But Andre has told the coach quite clearly that Borussia Dortmund’s interest has got him thinking.

“We’ve had to deal with this situation lately, but nothing has happened yet. It’s not unlikely, therefore, that Andre stays with Wolfsburg.”