Draxler: 'I want to leave Wolfsburg'

The 24-time Germany international said he had told coach Dieter Hecking of his desire to leave weeks ago.

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Julian Draxler has been linked with a variety of English clubs.

Germany international Julian Draxler wants to leave Wolfsburg after just one season at the Bundesliga club.Draxler, 22, joined Wolfsburg from Schalke in August last year, but has asked to leave with Arsenal reportedly among the clubs interested.

The 24-time Germany international said he had told coach Dieter Hecking of his desire to leave weeks ago. "For me, I have expressed myself clearly after the Euros to Dieter Hecking that I want to leave Wolfsburg," Draxler told Bild."The coach has more than three weeks' notice."

Draxler, who starred at boyhood club Schalke before his move, is contracted until mid-2020.

Wolfsburg, however, has denied that they agreed to allow Julian Draxler to leave the club ahead of the new Bundesliga season.

In a statement on Wolfsburg's website, the club refuted that suggestion, stating that the player's release clause does not apply until the end of the coming campaign. "VfL 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, which is due to end on August 31st, 2016," the statement read.

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