Julian Draxler will be free to leave Paris Saint-Germain in January, according to reports in Spain.
Mundo Deportivo report that Draxler could be one of the players the French club will make available in January to make sure the signing of Kylian Mbappé conforms with all Financial Fair Play guidelines.
PSG will have to pay £166m to sign Mbappe on a permanent deal next summer. While they’re more than willing to pay the price to secure his signature, the title-chasers don’t won’t want to be hit with a transfer ban, and this is reportedly how they hope to avoid one.
After endless links between Arsenal and the German international down the years and so few reports of actual bids by the Gunners, it’s getting harder to believe that Wenger really is interested in bringing the 23-year-old to the Emirates in the first place.
He’s had more than enough opportunities to try. However, if there is any truth to Wenger’s reported interest, January would be the perfect time to act, in my opinion.
PSG appear to need the money based on this report, and the team will struggle to fit Draxler in the first-team, with Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar making up the attack.