Mauricio Pochettino is all set to table a surprise summer bid for Schalke sensation Julian Draxler.
Reports in German Newspaper Bild suggest that Tottenham are considering a £17 million bid for the attacking midfielder, right under the noses of Arsenal.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is an admirer of the German, however, a deal to Arsenal may be scuppered with the signing of Alexis Sanchez for £32 million from Barcelona.
The Sanchez deal could give Tottenham an edge within regards to any deal for Draxler, with Pochettino yet to make a signing this summer, after being appointed as manager from Southampton back in May.
Draxler himself admitted that he would one day want to play in the Premier League.
The winger, who played 20 minutes in Germany’s 7-1 win over Brazil in the World Cup semi-final last night, scored twice in the Bundesliga for Schalke last season.
By Ben Reardon