Bundesliga - Bayern rule out Draxler swoop

Bayern Munich have ruled out a move for Schalke’s attacking midfielder Julian Draxler this summer.

Bundesliga - Bayern rule out Draxler swoop

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Julian Draxler (FC Schalke)

There had been speculation that the Bundesliga champions would attempt to sign the Germany international in the summer transfer window, but Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has played down any possibility of a move going through.

"We are not buying any player from [Borussia] Dortmund or Schalke just to hurt these clubs," he said.

"We are just buying players who can give FC Bayern more quality straight away. I can rule out that we will sign Julian Draxler in the summer," he added.

The 20-year-old had been linked with a move to the Premier League during the January transfer window – with Arsenal the apparent frontrunners, though nothing came to fruition.

However, with Rummenigge stating that Draxler isn’t in Bayern’s future plans, the midfielder could be tempted into a move to English football’s top flight should the opportunity present itself.

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