Arsenal want Draxler-Sanchez swap deal in January


Arsenal want Draxler-Sanchez swap deal in January

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Arsenal would rather get Julian Draxler in a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez than lose their star man without finding an adequate replacement in January, the Daily Star reports.

The Gunners have pretty much surrendered to the possibility of losing the Chilean after prolonged unsuccessful contract talks. Manchester City have been leading the race for Sanchez' signature so far but failed to get their man with a £60-million bid late in the summer transfer window.

Wenger and company, however, will consider bids of more than £25 million for the world-class winger in January with French outfit PSG also rumoured to be heavily interested.

With the possibility of getting little money in return and with no sight of a potential replacement should the Citizens come knocking, the Gunners are left to hope that PSG will join in as they could also use them as leverage to boost the price.

Draxler has been a long-term target of Arsene Wenger, but the German is highly unlikely to want to leave PSG for Arsenal as he joined them in January 2017. The deal is also further complicated by Bayern Munich who are reported to be sniffing around Draxler in bid to find replacement for Franck Ribery who turns 35 next April.

Despite his positional flexibility, Draxler has found playing time under Unai Emery unsatisfactory having made only six appearances this term.

The German midfielder's contract with the French side stretches to 2021 and is currently evaluated at around £35 million.



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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 30 65 81
2 Manchester United FC 30 35 65
3 Liverpool FC 31 39 63
4 Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 34 61
5 Chelsea FC 30 25 56
6 Arsenal FC 30 14 48
7 Burnley FC 30 1 43
8 Leicester City FC 30 2 40
9 Everton FC 31 -13 40
10 AFC Bournemouth 31 -12 36
11 Watford FC 31 -16 36
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 -12 34
13 Newcastle United FC 30 -10 32
14 Swansea City FC 30 -17 31
15 Huddersfield Town 31 -27 31
16 Crystal Palace FC 31 -18 30
17 West Ham United FC 30 -21 30
18 Southampton FC 30 -15 28
19 Stoke City FC 31 -29 27
20 West Bromwich Albion FC 31 -25 20