Wolfsburg refusing to give in to Draxler

VfL Wolfsburg have reiterated they will not be selling wantaway winger Julian Draxler during the current transfer window in a final bid to end speculation over his future.

The 22-year-old is seeking an exit from the Volkswagen Arena after just one season with Dieter Hecking's side, having joined from Bundesliga rivals Schalke in August 2015.

Draxler revealed on Tuesday he had told Die Wolfe last month of his wish to move on ahead of the new campaign, with Arsenal once again showing an interest in acquiring his signature after they missed out last year.

The Germany international claimed there was a verbal agreement in place to grant him a transfer away if an opportunity arose, but the Lower Saxony outfit issued a statement on Wednesday to deny the remarks.

"Wolfsburg wish to make it absolutely clear that at no time did those responsible at the club make either written or oral commitments on the transfer of Julian Draxler within the current transfer period which is due to end on August 31, 2016," read a statement on the club's official website.

"This is reiterated by a contractual release clause, agreed upon with Julian Draxler and his management, which does not come into effect until summer 2017.

"VfL Wolfsburg will not be selling Julian Draxler during the course of the current transfer period. In joint discussions with Julian Draxler, VfL Wolfsburg again made it clear that they would not be granting the player's wish to make a move.

"We now consider any possible uncertainties to have been eradicated and that all parties can revert back to a professional and responsible collaboration for the good of VfL Wolfsburg and, in particular, for our fans."

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