Draxler has been an immediate hit in Ligue 1 since leaving Wolfsburg, and Ismael told kicker he "knew the French league would be a great fit for him."
After Bayern dominated Arsenal in the week, do Hertha Berlin stand any chance of slowing their run?
He was linked with the Leverkusen job by football magazine kicker on Thursday.
Wolfsburg sporting director Olaf Rebbe has rejected reports linking him with a role at Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester City.
U.S. international Terrence Boyd and his unique goal celebration are already making an impression at new club Darmstadt.
The German football federation issued nationwide stadium bans against 88 Borussia Dortmund fans who were apparently intent on violence.