Monday August 3 2015
Juventus abandon Draxler for Gotze?

Juventus have reportedly given up on signing Julian Draxler, and will instead focus on Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze.

The Bianconeri were given permission to speak with Draxler, but Schalke 04 rejected their first offer for the German international.

After speculation that a deal had to be completed before yesterday’s open day, SportMediaset is reporting that the Old Lady will not meet the €30m asking price.

The news outlet believes that the Turin giants will now rekindle their interest in Mario Gotze, who is not in Bayern Munich Coach Pep Guardiola’s plans.

The attacking midfielder has previously hinted he would be interested in a move to Turin, and SportMediaset believes he could be available for as little as €20m.

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