By Alex Taylor
Arsenal transfer target Julian Draxler could been fined by Wolfsburg after demanding a transfer away from the club this summer, according to a report.
The Germany international gave an explosive interview earlier this week, claiming that he wanted to quit the Bundesliga outfit and join a top international club.
This has opened the door to a transfer to one of his long-term suitors, who include Arsenal and Juventus, while Everton have also been credited with a strong interest in the winger.
German publication Bild now claim that Draxler may now be handed a fine of around £85,000 for his comments to the newspaper.
The Gunners have been keeping tabs on the German international all summer, with The Sun claiming that Arsene Wenger’s side are in pole position to land the forward.
Draxler, 22, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding young players in Europe after making his name at Schalke before joining Wolfsburg last summer.
The talented forward, who plays predominantly on the left wing but can also slot in on the right flank and play in a central role, made his name at Schalke with 30 goals in 170 matches before joining Wolfsburg, where he has added eight in 31 games.
The versatile attacker has also earned 24 Germany caps, scoring two goals for the Euro 2016 semi-finalists.
In other Arsenal transfer news, a deal done is to be done on Thursday as player arrives to sign after Arsenal finalise terms.