Arsenal in talks with PSG for Draxler

Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are in talks over a possible loan deal for Julian Draxler in the January transfer window.

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Julian Draxler could leave PSG to help the club balance the books due to pressure from UEFA FFP

French publication L’equipe are reporting talks have already taken place over a possible loan move for Draxler in January.

However, we understand PSG would prefer to sell the player on a permanent deal to raise cash so they can ease financial pressure being put on the club by UEFA FFP rules.

The club have recently decided to sell Lucas Moura, Angel Di Maria and Draxler to reduce the wage bill and bring in some much needed cash to balance the books. They hope this will satisfy UEFA FFP rules, meaning no sanctions will be placed on the club.

It comes after heavy spending in the last transfer window which saw the Parisians break the world transfer record by paying Barcelona £200m for Neymar and an expensive loan deal for Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe, who PSG have committed to pay £180m for the young French striker at the end of this season.

It means if Arsenal stand any chance of signing the German international they will need to stump up cash and make the deal permanent.

The Gunners see Draxler as an ideal replacement for Mesut Ozil who is certain to leave Arsenal by the end of the season.

However, we also understand Arsenal will face strong competition for Draxler from Premier League rivals Liverpool, who we understand have made an enquiry regarding his availability.

Liverpool will likely be flush with cash from the sale of Philippe Coutinho if they cave into Barcelona’s next offer in January. Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of the player and Draxler would jump at the chance to play under the German manager.