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Published: 10:44 | 3/8/16

Draxler keen on Wolfsburg exit

Julian Draxler has told Wolfsburg he wants to leave the Bundesliga club this summer.

Draxler only moved to Wolfsburg last summer and the club has claimed he is happy at the Volkswagen Arena amid reports that a number of clubs are interested in signing him.

However, the Germany international has revealed that he has told the club that he wants to leave and has expressed his frustration that Wolfsburg are suggesting otherwise.

"Before you go public like that, you really should speak with me first," Draxler said.

"The situation with me is that I made it clear to (coach) Dieter Hecking after we were knocked out of Euro 2016 in the semi-final that I would like to leave Wolfsburg.

"The coach has known about this for three weeks.

"It's very surprising that they have been talking about me to the media for weeks. I would have expected things to be different, for example for one of them to come to me and ask me how things are with me."

Draxler had been linked with Juventus and Arsenal before agreeing to join Wolfsburg and maintains they agreed they would let him leave were a big club express an interest in signing him.

"When I joined, I was assured - verbally - that I could leave the club whenever the opportunity arose," Draxler said.

"Both Hecking and (sporting director) Klaus Allofs said this. It was clear that Wolfsburg had good prospects, but also that they were a springboard for me.

"It was always clear to everybody that I would like to join a top club in Europe, if I were to get the chance."

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