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Liverpool considering January loan move for PSG star

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Liverpool are planning to make a move to sign German international midfielder Julian Draxler on loan in January from Paris St-Germain, according to reports.

The Reds have already made contact with PSG about the possibility of a move for a player that Jurgen Klopp has rated for some time, according to French newspaper L’Equipe.

Draxler only joined PSG in January of this year, but has been shunted down the pecking order by the arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, and has not often been used in his favoured attacking midfield positions this season.

However, a move is by no means a certainty. If Draxler were to become available, there would be no shortage of clubs wanting to sign him, including Arsenal, who also have a long-standing interest in him and are looking for a marquee signing to replace the probably-departing Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

But perhaps most importantly it is thought that Draxler is currently unwilling to leave PSG and wants to fight for his place in the side.

Quite where Draxler would fit into the Anfield side is a question too – with the front three of Philippe Coutinho, Mohammad Salah and Roberto Firmino in fine form this season. Unless, of course, this is Klopp planning for the departure of Coutinho – Barcelona are said to be preparing another bid for him in January, having been repeatedly rebuffed by Liverpool in the summer.

Arsenal target Julian Draxler to replace Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal are trying to sign Paris St-Germain forward Julian Draxler – and the deal could pave the way for Alexis Sanchez to move to Manchester City.

Manchester City are preparing to make a £60 million plus bid for Sanchez, having had earlier bids rejected. Sanchez has been clear that he wants to leave, with Manchester, and a reunion with Pep Guardiola, his preferred destination.

Arsenal’s move for Draxler would be a direct replacement for Sanchez, and, you would think, would help to quell any supporter unrest at another star player being sold.

Draxler has been on Arsenal’s radar for some time and PSG could be open to selling as the look to balance their books, following the £200 million signing of Neymar and apparently imminent arrival of Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe on a season-long loan before buying him next summer.

Arsenal want a replacement for Sanchez, which is why Raheem Sterling was mooted as a possible makeweight in the deal earlier in the week. However, Guardiola is known to prefer a straight cash deal.