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Julian Draxler ignoring Premier League interest

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Julian Draxler says his focus remains with Schalke despite being linked with a move to the Premier League.

The 20-year-old was strongly linked with a move to Arsenal in the summer with Arsene Wenger ready to bid big to bring him to the Emirates in the final days of the transfer window.

But Draxler instead agreed a new five year deal to stay at the Veltins Arena.

Chelsea have also been linked with a move for the German starlet but Schalke's technical director Horst Heldt was quoted yesterday in Bild as saying: "We are in regular contact, he feels right and has now decided to stay at Schalke. We do not plan to sell.

"We are planning with Julian, but if an offer over €70m came in what I say then?

"We plan to keep him, everything else in this crazy football world I can not control."

Draxler himself has now backed up those quotes by saying he is already playing in the strongest league in Europe and can win things with his current club.

But he did also claim that the Premier League is up there alongside the Bundesliga and says he regularly talks to Stamford Bridge star Andre Schurrle about the English game.

He told reporters: “In the last few years the Bundesliga has had a really positive development and is now one of the top leagues.

"You could see that by the sides in the Champions League final.

”We can win major European titles now.

“English football and the Premier League is also one of the best.

"I have had chats with Andre about it but my focus is with Schalke.”

Draxler will face his compatriot Schurrle in the Champions League tonight as Jose Mourinho's side visit Germany.

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