The Gunners are reportedly planning on sending a delegation to Germany this week in a bid to thrash out a deal for the highly-rated attacker before Friday’s January deadline.

Schalke are believed to be holding out for the £37million release fee written into Draxler current contract, but Arsenal are hoping a deal can be struck for something closer to the £25million-mark.

Before Schalke’s Bundesliga match against Hamburg on Sunday, Heldt said: ‘I can’t exclude anything, I don’t know what other clubs are planning. I only know what happens in our club – and nothing happens at the moment, so we don’t bother with this.

‘We are very calm with this thing.’

Draxler’s release fee only kicks in at the end of the current season.