Manchester United are leading Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea in the race to sign Julian Draxler, as they prepare a £25million bid for the Schalke playmaker in January, according to The Sun.
The Germany international has long been linked with a move to the Premier League, having attracted a host of admiring glances, following a series of impressive performances in the Bundesliga and the Champions League.
Red Devils boss David Moyes wants to bring Draxler to Old Trafford in the New Year, as he looks to solve the creative midfield void currently present in his squad, and hopes to steal a march on fellow suitors Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool by making a formal bid when the transfer window reopens.
Draxler signed a new contract at the Veltins-Arena during the summer, with a £40million buy-out clause inserted that kicks in at the end of the season.
For that reason, Schalke are determined to keep the 20-year-old in Germany, in order to gain maximum return upon his eventual departure.
Arsene Wenger, Brendan Rodgers and Jose Mourinho have all been credited with an interest in Draxler as well, and could still make bids to rival Manchester United at the turn of the year.
Whether it's Old Trafford or the Emirates, Anfield or Stamford Bridge, Draxler's future certainly looks like being in the Premier League. All he has to do is decide which club would represent the best option.
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