Schalke warn Juventus: Draxler will not be allowed to leave on deadline day

The Serie A giants remain keen on the attacking midfielder but his current club are adamant they will not be kept waiting over offers

Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt has admitted Julian Draxler could still leave the club amid ongoing interest from Juventus, but is adamant they will only sell if there is time to find a replacement.

The Serie A champions are keen to add some more creativity to their squad this summer and have earmarked the Germany international as the perfect signing, although they had a first offer turned down.

Schalke will only let go of the attacking midfielder if the conditions are right, though, and have urged Juventus to make their next move sooner rather than later.

“If another offer comes in for Draxler, we will take it into consideration,” Heldt told Sport Bild.

“But we will not let go of Julian on the cheap.

“And it is clear that there will be a moment where we are no longer willing to sell. We will not wait for an offer until August 31.

“We have to think about our own planning, too.”

Draxler, 21, has a contract with Schalke until June 2018 and an offer in excess of €30 million could be needed to prise him away from the Gelsenkirchen side.