In an interview with BBC Sport, Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler says he turned down a move to England to stay with the German club.

"There were offers from England, but I stayed because I was certain to play in World Cup year," he told BBC Sport.

However he did not close the door on a future move to the Premier League saying: “However, you never know what will happen in the future.”

He is one of the brightest prospects in football so it is certain that the top teams in England such as the Manchester clubs will be scrambling for his signature.

He also refused to say which Premier League team he would be interested in joining.

He said: “I have my favourite team, but I am at Schalke and I don't want to talk about other clubs. If I state it's Arsenal or Manchester United then maybe I'll be reading it in the newspapers tomorrow."

The 20-year-old can play on the left wing and attacking midfield, and due to his immense talent and his ability to play in different attacking positions, it is easy to see why he was targeted by clubs especially with David Moyes looking replace Paul Scholes and AVB looking to replace Gareth Bale.

Both clubs had money to spend this summer so it is likely they are two of many clubs looking to sign the Schalke midfielder.

Despite the fact he signed a five-year contract in May, it is likely he will leave if a club stumps up the €45m (£38m) release clause.

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