The record-breaking arrival of Neymar means there could be some huge changes in store for Paris Saint-Germain as the summer transfer window comes to an end.
The French giants forked out the staggering €222 million release clause for the Brazilian superstar, with many wondering how the Ligue 1 side managed to secure such a deal without breaking the Financial Fair Play regulations.
Although they seem to be cleared in that department, it does mean that they’re going to have to sell some players and the first victim of that saw them sell Blaise Matuidi to Juventus for a surprisingly low fee.
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It’s not only the Neymar deal that could impact the futures of players at Parc des Princes, as speculation has suggested that they’re looking to snatch Kylian Mbappe from AS Monaco in a £160 million move and if they’re to secure another mega-money deal, then more players will be on the way out.
Angel di Maria is someone who has been linked with a move to Barcelona, but it’s Julian Draxler who has emerged as the latest target who is all but confirmed to be making an exit this summer.
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It came as a surprise when the 23-year-old German was put up for sale, especially since he only joined PSG in January from Wolfsburg in a £40 million deal – and it’s thought that he’d be allowed to leave for around £32 million.
According to Mirror Football, that has three Premier League clubs heavily interested in what many would consider a bargain price.
PREMIER LEAGUE INTEREST
The first are Arsenal, as it’s no secret that Arsene Wenger has been a massive admirer of Draxler for numerous years, ever since he broke through at Schalke and became the latest in a long line of big-names that Wenger was interested in, but didn’t succeed in signing.
With strong rumours that Alexis Sanchez could still leave this summer and the lack of progress in the Thomas Lemar deal, Wenger could finally take the plunge.
The second are Liverpool, as Jurgen Klopp has seen plenty of Draxler in the Bundesliga when he was in charge of Borussia Dortmund, with reports claiming that the Anfield side lost out to PSG earlier this year in securing his services.
The third are Manchester United, who have been heavily linked with Ivan Perisic throughout the summer after Jose Mourinho admitted it was game over in signing Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.
The source is claiming that Mourinho is growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of progression in bringing the Croatian to Old Trafford, and has turned his attention to either Draxler or Lemar from Arsenal.
With so many big clubs interested in Julian Draxler, exiting Paris could actually be a step up for him depending on where his next destination is.
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