Julian Draxler has spent the past six years being linked with Arsenal, moving from Schalke to Wolfsburg and then on to Paris Saint-Germain in that time. In a Rumour Mill throwback, the 26-year-old German international midfielder is once again being linked with a move to the Emirates, with speculation from France suggesting PSG are ready to offer him as a makeweight in a deal to bring petulant Italian Matteo Guendouzi to the French capital.
Arsenal, for their part, have prioritised the acquisition of Thomas Partey from Atlético Madrid and are ready to offload anyone’s pick of Héctor Bellerín, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Sead Kolasinac, Mohamed Elneny and Emiliano Martínez to help fund any deal to make a Premier League player of the Ghanaian international. Bellerín is wanted by Paris Saint-Germain but Arsenal technical director Edu is reported to have held talks with Barcelona, who are interested in bringing the French full-back and environmentalist back to the Nou Camp.
With PSG, Monaco and Borussia Dortmund all interested in signing Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace and the winger eager to leave Selhurst Park in the current transfer window, Roy Hodgson is monitoring potential replacements for the talismanic winger whose Nike Mercurial Superfly VII Elite boots will be difficult for anyone to fill. Sassuolo’s Jérémie Boga has been identified as a target, but Palace will face competition from Napoli, Rennes, Atalanta and Bayer Leverkusen for the 23-year-old.
Rennes have confirmed they are in talks with Chelsea, who wish to bring their Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy to Stamford Bridge, while Aston Villa are ready to increase their bid for Arsenal shot-stopper Emiliano Martínez after having an earlier offer of around £15m rejected. Villa are also interested in signing Bournemouth striker Josh King, but the Norwegian striker is holding out for his preferred move to Manchester United.
And finally, having failed to light up the Premier League since his move from Juventus, Moise Kean is hankering for a return to Juventus according to reports from Italy. The Juve head coach Andrea Pirlo wants to bring the 20-year-old back to Turin and is ready to offer Aaron Ramsey in exchange, while Borussia Dortmund are also interested in signing Kean.