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Wolfsburg admission hands Arsenal fresh hope in Julian Draxler pursuit

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Arsenal may have moved one step closer to securing the services of Julian Draxler next season.

The Sun is reporting that Draxler’s current club, Wolfsburg, are willing to listen to offers for the Germany international after failing to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Arsene Wenger has reportedly tabled an bid in the region of £43m for the 22-year-old, according to the report.

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Though that figure remains below the Bundesliga side’s asking price, Bild reckons an offer of around £50m could be enough to secure his services for the coming campaign.

It comes after Wolfsburg chief executive Klaus Allofs hinted that the club could require the additional funds that the sale of Draxler would undoubtedly generate.

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“Clearly we have a lot to talk about. There were a few issues that have emerged in the past,” he said in quotes published by The Sun.

The renewed speculation comes amid continued financial problems for Volkswagen, the car manufacturer and financial backer of Wolfsburg.

Last year, VW reported losses of around £1.34bn.

The signing of Draxler would be a major coup for Arsenal.

Part of the Germany squad that won the World Cup in Brazil back in 2014, Draxler was one of Die Mannschaft’s standout players at Euro 2016.

His best came undoubtedly came against the same Slovakia side that frustrated England in the group phase of the competition, with the 22-year-old scoring one goal and laying on another for Mario Gomez in an impressive 3-0 victory.

With Wolfsburg unable to offer the forward Champions League football next term, Arsenal could be the ideal move for all involved.

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