Schalke chief Horst Heldt has ruled out selling Julian Draxler to a Bundesliga rival.

The midfielder has been linked with Arsenal, along with Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.

Heldt revealed: "I cannot rule out that Julian eventually leaves Schalke.

"But what I can say, without being outrageous, is that Julian will never play 40 km east."