The Telegraph says negotiations over Draxler were progressing well on Wednesday night.
Sources in Germany claim that a £36 million fee between Arsenal and Schalke has been provisionally agreed for Draxler. The structure of the deal and the scheduling of different payments, including how much the Gunners would pay up front, has been a sticking point.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has learned that Draxler has been told by Dr Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt that he should be fit to resume playing in seven days’ time.
Draxler is recovering from a ruptured tendon, which it was feared would keep him out until March, but the 20-year-old is close to a return.
For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball