Manchester United chasing Julian Draxler?

Schalke's Julian Draxler is congratulated by team mates after scoring his team's second goal against PAOK Thessaloniki during their Champions League play-off match on August 27, 2013
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Manchester United are understood to be preparing a £30m summer bid for Schalke 04 midfielder Julian Draxler.

Manchester United are reportedly preparing a summer bid for Schalke 04 midfielder Julian Draxler.

Scouts from the Premier League champions have been out to Germany five times this season to watch the 20-year-old playmaker.

Despite Draxler having a £38.5m release clause in his current contract, United are hoping to land the youngster for around £30m, according to Goal.com.

However, they are likely to face competition from a number of sides across Europe for his signature.

Rivals Chelsea have been linked with a move, while Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid and Juventus are also thought to be monitoring his transfer situation.

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