Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger denies move for Julian Draxler

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has dismissed speculation that he could make a move for Schalke starlet Julian Draxler in the January transfer window.

The German youngster has emerged as one of the most sought after youngster's in Europe since emerging at Schalke back in 2010.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with a £37 million move for Draxler before the close of the winter window - with some even claiming that the 20-year-old has been spotted at Arsenal's training ground.

However Wenger has laughed off those claims, comparing the sighting of Draxler to a UFO being spotted in the sky.

"It's like the unidentified flying object," he told reporters. "Some see them, some don't. Are we close to signing anyone - at the moment I would say no.

"German talent is appreciated here. We are interested where the talent is."

A seemingly more pressing matter for the Arsenal boss is adding to his forward unit. Wenger can only currently call on Olivier Giroud as his main striking option, with the injured Nicklas Bendtner on hand as support.

One potential target being touted for Arsenal is former Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov, who could be available from Fulham for as little as £1.5 million.

While Wenger admits he is a fan of the Bulgarian however, he isn't looking to sign him this month.

He said: "I rate Berbatov highly as a player. Have we made an approach - no."

Arsenal will get to take a closer look at Fulham and Berbatov when the west London club travel to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

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