Wolfsburg Deny Julian Draxler Will Be Allowed To Leave The Club

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Wolfsburg have dismissed claims from Julian Draxler that they made an agreement to sell him this summer, after the Germany international revealed that he wants to leave the Bundesliga side.

The 22-year-old told BILD that, when he joined them from Schalke last year, he had been told by coach Dieter Hecking and sporting director Klaus Allofs that they would let him leave if bigger clubs showed an interest in him.

Draxler added that he has told Hecking of his desire to find a new club this summer, but Wolfsburg insist they have made no such agreements and will not sell him.

"Wolfsburg wish to make it absolutely clear that at no time did those responsible at the club make either written nor oral commitments on the transfer of Julian Draxler within the current transfer period," a statement read.

"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."

Draxler, who was a key player for Germany at Euro 2016, is contracted to Wolfsburg until 2020.