Schalke say Chelsea have not made an enquiry for Julian Draxler
Schalke claim they are in the dark over reports linking starlet Julian Draxler with a possible move to Chelsea.
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 10/06/13 6:45pm
Reports have suggested new Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has made highly-rated winger Draxler one of his top targets as he prepares for his second stint in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Draxler is regarded as one of the best young prospects in Europe with the 19-year-old already an established member of the Germany side.
Schalke general manager Horst Heldt insists they have no enquiry from Chelsea about Draxler, but it is not surprised to hear other clubs are interested in the skilful midfielder.
"I have heard nothing about it," Heldt told BILD. "There has been no official transfer enquiry from Chelsea FC incoming and we are also in no touch with that club actually.
"Still it is a fact there are always clubs considering the qualities of players like Julian Draxler. Of course!"