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Rumour Mongering: Draxler Linked with Liverpool and Bayern Munich

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Alejandro Castrejon | Noviembre 15, 2017, 12:29

The Gunners have been tracking the German for a number of years and have been linked with a January move as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez.

Speaking in a news conference ahead of Germany's friendly against France in Cologne on Tuesday, Draxler stated that "the tension surrounding Neymar has been created by everything that has been said from the outside".

"I've got to know him as a polite young man, who knows his worth in the team and gets some privileges, and who maybe asks for them".

Julian Draxler has defended Paris Saint-Germain teammate Neymar and his privileged position after recent speculation over the Brazil international's happiness at ParcdesPrinces. However, everybody else kept talking about it for four or five weeks afterwards.

The 24-year-old also took aim at the media, saying: "It is normal that many things are written about a superstar like Neymar, also lots of bulls**t".

"I am in mid-season with PSG now and I am focused on the high goals we have".

Draxler insists he hasn't seen any signs of a rift within the group and believes everyone is working well together as they look to reclaim their Ligue 1 crown. I don't know exactly. "Now is not the relevant time to think about my immediate or near future".

Manager Unai Emery eventually pulled the plug on Draxler's departure in the belief he could play a role for the club domestically and in the Champions League, but it remains to be seen whether he can play enough to retain his place in the Germany squad for the 2018 World Cup.

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