Arsenal ready to make offer for unsettled PSG attacker Julian Draxler

Ross Houston
August 18, 2017

The Times claimed Arsenal might move for PSG's 23-year-old, who could be available for around £32 million.

Looking back to the days when Neymar Jnr was about to jump ship and decide to leave Barcelona and join Paris Saint-Germain there were questions asked about the world record fee.

"We are not interested in whether L'Equipe wrote something". "There has been no change, it is not a topic".

Paris Saint-Germain's German forward Julian Draxler celebrates after scoring a goal during the French League Cup final football match between Paris Saint Germain and Monaco
Paris Saint-Germain's Julian Draxler celebrates after scoring

"Once again, though, this is not the case".

Aside from simple struggling to lock down a first team place at PSG, Draxler could be sold as the Ligue 1 club try to meet UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules.

It is reported that Inter and Borussia Dortmund are also keen on Draxler, who captained Germany to Confederations Cup glory in June, but his £90,000-a-week wage demands may prove a stumbling block in any move.

PSG sporting director Antero Henrique has informed the midfielder's agents of their plans and Draxler was subsequently offered to Barcelona.

Draxler, the German World Cup victor, joined PSG in January for £35.5m from Wolfsburg.

Angel Di Maria now forms one third of PSG's strike force, which also boasts Neymar and Edinson Cavani, but Draxler is expected to push the Argentina worldwide for a starting role once he is operational again.

With Barcelona general manager Pep Segura claiming that a deal to sign the Brazil global attacking midfielder is close, as reported by BBC Sport, Liverpool should make a quick move for Draxler, who can also operate as a winger.

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