Sunday July 19 2015
Juventus still in for Draxler

Juventus are targeting Mario Gotze of Bayern Munich, but have reportedly not given up on Schalke’s Julian Draxler.

Arturo Vidal is expected to complete a €40m transfer to Bayern Munich in the next few days, with the money likely to be reinvested in a trequartista.

The news in recent days has focused on the Bianconeri’s pursuit of Mario Gotze, who has hinted he would accept a move to Turin.

However, according to Gianluca Di Marzio, doubts over cost mean that Gotze is not the only name on the Old Lady’s shortlist, and they continue to negotiate for Draxler.

The player’s agent has been in Italy in recent days, and Di Marzio reports that Juve’s offer is to take the player on loan for the forthcoming season, with an obligatory buyout clause of €25m next summer.

Schalke, however, are thought to favour an up-front fee for the youngster.