Arsenal have reignited their interest in signing Julian Draxler ahead of the January transfer window as Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his attacking ranks for the second-half of the season.
The Gunners could lose Alexis Sanchez midway through the campaign with the manager admitting that the club could sell him in the New Year rather than lose him on a free next summer. The Chile international is in the final seven months of his contract and has refused to sign a new deal so far.
The Chilean's departure will be a big blow and Wenger is keen to bring in a quality attacker in his place, with Draxler at the top of the French manager's list. Wenger has always been a big admirer of the German forward and is keen to bring him to the Emirates to replace Sanchez.
According to the Sun, via French publication L'equipe, Arsenal are in talks with Paris Saint-Germain over a move for Draxler but, at the moment, the discussions are revolving around a potential loan deal rather than a permanent switch.
Wenger missed out on signing the German when he was at Schalke, after which he decided to join Wolfsburg. He then joined PSG last season on a four-year contract.
Draxler has indicated that he is happy in Paris and is not looking for a move. He has been afforded regular game time by Unai Emery, but he is being played in an unfamiliar deep-lying midfielder's role rather than his preferred left- or right-wing position as the manager has to accommodate blockbuster summer arrivals in Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
The report claims that Wenger is keen to explore any form of unhappiness on Draxler's part to offer him a regular role in his preferred position at Arsenal. However, the north London club are not his only admirers, and according to talkSPORT, Liverpool are also interested in temporarily signing the Germany international.
The talkSPORT report claims that the Reds have also made initial contact and are keen to take him to Anfield. Despite Draxler stating that he is happy in Paris, he is aware that his 2018 World Cup place with the German national team could be jeopardised if he does not play regularly, something he can do at Arsenal or Liverpool.