Julian Draxler
Julian Draxler has impressed for Germany at Euro 2016 Getty


  • The 22-year-old midfielder is widely considered to be one of the hottest prospects in Europe.
  • Draxler moved to the Volkswagen Arena last summer from Schalke.

Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs admits Julian Draxler has ambitions to join a bigger club - but they do not plan to let him leave anytime soon. The 22-year-old attacker has been linked with a host of clubs in recent months, yet Allofs has revealed Wolfsburg have no interest in selling Draxler this summer.

Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are all reportedly interested in signing the German international, according to France Football. But Allofs says the player forms an important part of their efforts to build a new-look team.

"It is clear that Wolfsburg is not the end of his dreams – neither was Schalke," he told Sport Bild amid reported interest from United and Arsenal. "There are clubs like Real Madrid, FC Barcelona or one or other club from England.

"But Julian knows exactly how the contractual situation is. He has a long-term contract with us. We plan to stick with it!"

The supposed United transfer target is contracted to the Bundesliga side until June 2020. However, he has again been linked with some of Europe's biggest clubs on the back of his eye-catching performances at Euro 2016.

Draxler only moved to the Volkswagen Arena last summer from Schalke for a fee of £25.5m ($32.9m). Although the German club accept that he could eventually leave to join a side such as Arsenal or United, they are determined to hang on to Draxler for the foreseeable future.

Last year, Draxler revealed he rejected the chance to make a money-spinning move overseas because he did not feel ready to leave Germany. "From the outside, maybe my move isn't understandable," he previously told Bild.

"Schalke are a great club in Germany. Many people thought that if I left it would be for a top foreign club. But I decided not to go abroad as I didn't feel ready for that kind of move."