Monday July 27 2015
Juve must raise Draxler offer

Schalke "received and rejected" the first Juventus offer for Julian Draxler, set at €22m.

The Bundesliga club gave Juve permission to speak to Draxler and agree personal terms last week.

They are now negotiating to find a transfer fee for the 21-year-old creative midfielder.

According to a report from German paper Bild, Schalke chief Horst Heldt turned down the first written offer worth €22m.

This was later confirmed by the club's Twitter account: "This afternoon we received and rejected a bid for Julian Draxler by Juventus."

It’s believed they want €30m for Draxler, but his record of injuries is a concern for the Bianconeri.

He has a contract with Schalke until June 2018.

The player already agreed terms with Juventus, a five-year contract worth €3.5m per season.

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