Alexis Sanchez for Julian Draxler January swap deal wanted

ARSENAL are considering a sensational January swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez and PSG star Julian Draxler.


Posted Tuesday, October 03, 2017 by Dailystar.co.uk

Alexis Sanchez for Julian Draxler January swap deal wanted
PSG star Julian Draxler has been a bit-part player after the signings of Neymar and Mbappe

The Gunners were ready to let the Chilean join Manchester City in August for £60m.

But the transfer fell through when they failed to wrap up the signing of Monaco's Thomas Lemar as a £90m replacement.

AC Milan have already shown interest in landing Sanchez in the next transfer window.

But boss Arsene Wenger is understood to be seriously considering a swap deal with PSG, having been a long-standing fan of 24-year-old German Draxler.

And the French giants are believed to be tempted by the idea, even though Draxler only joined them in January.

He scored in Saturday's 6-2 demolition of Bordeaux and would be a like-for-like replacement for Sanchez.

But while Sanchez, 28, has at times proved a difficult character to handle for Wenger, Draxler is seen as a trouble-free substitute.

Sanchez has cut an isolated figure on occasions this season but has continued to give his all on the pitch, contributing a goal and two assists in seven appearances.

In January, with his contract up at the end of the season, he is free to talk to any foreign club and it now looks certain he will not sign a new deal with the Gunners.

Meanwhile, the only club understood to have shown any interest in moving for Arsenal's German playmaker Mesut Ozil is Inter Milan.

The World Cup winner has been limited to just seven minutes of action since September 9 but the north Londoners have flourished in his absence.

Following a 4-0 defeat at Liverpool, Wenger's men have won six of their seven fixtures and earned a point at reigning champions Chelsea.

A knee injury has kept Ozil out of action, but with doubts over his future - the 28-year-old is also out of contract at the end of the season - only Inter have indicated to Arsenal they may want to sign him.



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