Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen lead Arsenal in the transfer race to sign Paris Saint-Germain’s Julian Draxler, according to reports.
Draxler, 27, is out of contract in the summer and will therefore become a free agent at the end of the season.
And Todofichajes state Leverkusen are the likeliest to land the German because he wants to return to his homeland.
He came through the youth ranks at Schalke to make his first-team debut aged 17 then had a spell at Wolfsburg before joining PSG in 2017, winning three Ligue 1 titles.
The 56-cap Germany international also has seven goals for Die Mannschaft and lifted the World Cup in 2014 under Joachim Low.
Draxler also has reservations about making the switch to Arsenal.
He would be concerned about how much playing time he would get under Mikel Arteta at the Emirates.
The Gunners have youngsters Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka in form, Martin Odegaard could join permanently while Willian and Nicolas Pepe have hit purple patches.
The report adds Bayer have tracked Draxler for a while and now appear close to landing their target.
Due to the lack of transfer fee, Leverkusen will also make him one of their top earners.Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.