Schalke have shut the door on the transfer of Julian Draxler to Juventus after both clubs fail to reach an agreement. Julian Draxler already agreed personal terms with the SERIE A champions leaving both clubs to negotiate and reach a conclusion. However, Schalke rejected the bid tabled by Juventus on Monday and also stated they won’t be entertaining talks from the club any longer.
“I can confirm that we received an offer late this afternoon from Juventus,” Horst Heldt told SchalkeTV. “I took a look at it and then decided we would reject it and we have informed Juventus that we are not open to any further talks. We don’t want them to contact our player either. That’s the bottom line.”
Draxler had a release clause in his contract valued at a reported €45 million, though that expired at the end of June. Juventus had reportedly bid much less for the Germany international, leading to Schalke’s blank refusal to negotiate further.
The 21-year-old is contracted to Schalke until 2018. It is not yet certain whether Juve will attempt to test Held by presenting an improved bid, or instead turn their attentions to Mario Gotze, another of their targets once the transfer of Arturo Vidal to Bayern Munich goes through.