Liverpool and Arsenal will go head to head in a battle to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Julian Draxler in the January transfer window.
The French club have alerted Premier League clubs that they are willing to sell at least one of their first-team squad when the window opens to help them comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.
Having signed Brazilian superstar Neymar for a World record £198million and brought in Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe initially on loan, before handing over £166m next summer, PSG are under severe scrutiny from Europe’s ruling body.
That is why they are prepared to sacrifice one of their big guns midway through the season.
Draxler, who has only been at PSG for less than two years, is the one they are prepared to move on.
It means Draxler could be set for another big-money move with Wolfsburg paying £22m for his services from Schalke before PSG forked out £28m to take him to Ligue 1 from Wolfsburg.
That has alerted Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp, who is a confirmed admirer of the 24-year-old Germany star, and Gunners manager Arsene Wenger, who tried to sign the attacking midfielder in the summer.
Source: Daily Mirror
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