Arsenal and Chelsea told to pay over €70m For German Star Julian Draxler
“We are in regular contact. He feels right and has decided to stay at Schalke. We are planning with Julian, but if an offer over €70 million comes in what do I say then?
“We plan to keep him, but everything else in this crazy world of football I cannot control.”
A worldwide television audience will get to see what all the fuss is about this evening as Schalke host Chelsea in Gelsenkirchen in the Champions League group stage.
Draxler spoke to Bild himself earlier this summer about his future prospects.
“When the requests came in from other top European clubs I pondered them,” he said.
“It is an open secret that I might want to go one day for a change, but for now I am glad to be at Schalke. There is no decision that I’m going in 2014.
Arsenal and Chelsea currently have a plethora of forward-thinking midfield options on their books.
The Gunners added record signing Mesut Ozil on transfer deadline day to names like Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere.
Mourinho meanwhile can call on Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Oscar, Andre Schurrle and Willian to fill his three attacking midfield berths at the Blues.