Schalke's Julian Draxler has indicated that he would find it difficult to turn down a "dream" move to Manchester United or Chelsea.
The 19-year-old recently committed his future to the Royal Blues by extending his current deal with the club until 2018 amid interest from Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
Draxler, who now has a buyout clause of €45.5m, defiantly stated that he would never move to Schalke's rivals Dortmund, but has since revealed that a move to the Premier League giants or one to Barcelona or Real Madrid would be his "dream" move.
"Which boy doesn't dream about playing for Real, Barca, Chelsea or Manchester United? There's nothing to be ashamed of," Draxler told Sport1.
Draxler's comments have emerged following reports that Jose Mourinho has identified the Germany international as one of his primary targets upon being confirmed as Chelsea manager for the second time.
But despite the speculation, Schalke's general manager Horst Heldt has insisted the club are yet to be contacted by the Blues.
"I have heard nothing about it," Heldt told Bild. "There has been no official transfer enquiry from Chelsea FC incoming and we also are not in touch with that club.
"Still, it is a fact there are always clubs considering the qualities of players like Julian Draxler, of course."
The reputation Draxler has garnered since he was identified as one of the best young playmakers in the Bundesliga. While Arsenal and Bayern were credited with keen interest following the conclusion of the season, Dortmund notified Schalke of their interest in the 19-year-old after Mario Gotze had his buyout clause met by Bayern Munich.
However, the Schalke youngster swiftly told his club he would have to be "brainwashed" before he could join the Champions League runners up.
Draxler has quickly been labelled the next great addition to the German national team after enjoying a breakout season for Schalke last campaign, scoring 13 goals in all competitions.
His importance at the Vetlins Arena was highlighted when he became the club's youngest ever player to appear in 100 competitive games last season, marking the occasion with a goal against their Ruhr rivals Dortmund.