Schalke’s Julian Draxler has reportedly rejected Real Madrid and Manchester City, while ex-Barcelona star Bojan Krkic may return to Spain.
According to Schalke’s chairman Clemens Toennies, 19-year-old Draxler – who has represented Germany on six occasions and has played 109 matches for Schalke – wants to stay with the Bundesliga club despite offers of up to ’50 million euros’.
Real Madrid and Manchester City have reportedly met Draxler’s buy-out clause of 45 million euros but Toennies has told German newspaper Bild that the highly rated central midfielder wants to play a fourth season with Schalke.
“Jule (Draxler) told me that he will stay with us although he can earn 50 million euros elsewhere,” Toennies said.
Meanwhile, Bojan – who left Barcelona for Roma in July 2011 and played last season with AC Milan – is expected to return to Spain with Real Betis, Atletico Madrid and Malaga all reportedly interested in the 22-year-old forward.
Seville-based newspaper Estadio Deportivo has reported Betis are the front-runners, although Schalke and Liverpool are also supposed to be tracking the Barcelona youth product, who is ready to take a pay cut to get more game time after 25 appearances for Milan last season.
In other La Liga transfer news, Fiorentina’s Montenegrin playmaker Stevan Jovetic could be on his way to Real Madrid, according to the president of the Football Association of Montenegro (FSCG).
Dejan Savicevic told Terra.com in Spain that with Carlos Tevez having signed with Juventus, Jovetic may leave Italy rather than complete a long-expected transfer to Turin.
“With the arrival of Tevez, Juventus do not fit Jovetic, not least because they cannot pay 30 million euros and Fiorentina does not make things easy in a negotiation,” Savicevic said.
“England? I believe he will go to Spain.
“I actually think that after recent events he must leave Florence.”