According to the latest transfer news from French media outlets, Arsenal have reportedly been given renewed hope of signing Paris Saint-Germain attacking midfielder Julian Draxler when then transfer window reopens in January.
The Germany international is one of the big victims of the Parisians’ hefty summer transfer spending, being used for a combined 200 minutes in all competitions in the opening five weeks of the campaign.
The 23-year-old Draxler was tipped to join the North London club during the recent window, but the German playmaker – who skippered his nation to Confederations Cup glory – is understood to have instead been holding out for a switch to La Liga giants Barcelona.
It is reported by the Catalan publication Mundo Deportivo that PSG are wary of breaching financial fair play rules and will therefore push the ex-Wolfsburg star towards the Parc des Princes exit in the New Year, just a year after he joined the club.
The Gunners are in the market for attacking midfielders, with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both expected to leave as free agents at the end of the campaign.