Arsenal odds-on to sign United target

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Arsenal remain odds-on favourites to sign Julian Draxler this summer, despite rivals Manchester United joining the race to land the player.

Reports at the weekend claimed Red Devils chief David Moyes wanted to bring the player to the Premier League, despite the £37million minimum fee release clause in his contract.

The speculation hasn't swayed the bookmakers too strongly though, with the Gunners still out in front in the respective market.

Indeed, Sky Bet have Arsenal at 1/2 to bring the player to the Emirates Stadium before September 2nd, suggesting the switch to north London is a realistic possibility.

Bayern Munich are second favourites (7/2) to sign the player from Schalke, with struggling champions Manchester United next on the list at 8/1.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger secured some top German talent last summer, bringing Mesut Ozil to the club for a record fee.

Despite his arrival, the Gunners continue to be linked with another attacking midfielder in the shape of Draxler, and he would certainly bolster the squad ahead of another potential crack at the title.

As for Manchester United, it could be a summer of rebuilding if things don't pick up on the pitch, with Moyes' side set to miss out on the Champions League next term - unless they win it.

That could pose problems when it comes to luring the likes of Draxler to Old Trafford, with a place at Europe's top table no longer guaranteed for the Red Devils following Sir Alex Ferguson's departure last summer.

At just 20-years-old, he'd certainly be a signing for the long-term future at Manchester United, but their short-term problems appear to have the bookies believing a deal is unlikely.

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