Arsenal Lining-Up £32m Bid For Liverpool Target After Opening Transfer Talks
Arsenal have stolen a march on Liverpool after opening talks over Julian Draxler and are now lining-up a £32m for the Paris Saint-Germain attacker
Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the final days of the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Arsenal and Liverpool are linked with Julian Draxler…
Arsenal have stolen a march on Liverpool after opening talks over the signing of Julian Draxler and are now lining-up a £32m for the Paris Saint-Germain attacker, according to reports in France via the Metro.
Draxler only joined PSG from Wolfsburg in a £35m deal back in January but his future at the Parc des Princes is already in serious doubt following the arrival of Neymar from Barcelona.
The French giants are also being tipped to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco so Draxler is going to be pushed even further down the pecking order after being consigned to a bench role so far this season.
The German international is still considered as one of the best young attackers in Europe so understandably he’s attracting plenty of interest from the Premier League.
The Metro are citing a report from Le 10 Sport that claims Arsenal and Liverpool are both showing a keen interest in signing the 23-year-old before the window slams shut on Thursday night.
Arsene Wenger has been a long-term admirer of Draxler and he’s now renewed his interest as the French outlet says Arsenal are now weighing-up a £32m bid after opening talks with PSG about a potential deal.
The Gunners could be lining-up Draxler as a possible replacement for Alexis Sanchez as the Chilean international is being strongly linked with a move to Manchester City once again today.
The German youngster is capable of playing anywhere across the attacking positions so he would be a direct replacement for Sanchez if Arsenal could get a deal agreed for his signature.
However, the north Londoners could yet face some strong competition as the report indicates that Liverpool are also considering formalising their interest in Draxler over the coming days.
Jurgen Klopp is also seemingly in the market for another attacker amid on-going speculation linking Philippe Coutinho with a move to Barcelona but the Reds are also reportedly in talks for Arsenal target Thomas Lemar.
So if Liverpool snap-up the Monaco attacker then it will leave Arsenal in pole position to sign Draxler and I actually think the German star would be a better purchase for whoever ends up buying him.