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Arsenal have stolen a march on Liverpool after commencing negotiations over the signing of Julian Draxler and are now lining up a £32m move for the Paris Saint-Germain attacker, according to reports emerging in France via the Metro.
Draxler only moved to PSG from Wolfsburg in a £35m deal back in January but his future at the Parc des Princes is already hanging in doubts after the world record arrival of Neymar from Barcelona.
The French giants are also planning a move for Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe so Draxler is going to go further down the pecking order after being relegated to the bench since the beginning of this season.
The German international is still considered as one of the best young attackers in Europe so understandably he’s a top target for several Premier League clubs.
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 transfer window closes 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 versatile and can operate anywhere across the attacking position so he would be a direct replacement for Sanchez if Arsenal ends up selling him this summer.
However, the north Londoners could yet face some heavy competition as the report claim that Liverpool are also considering making their interest in Draxler official 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 takes the Monaco attacker off the market 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.