Arsenal are keen on securing a swap deal with Paris Saint-Germain which involves Alexis Sanchez and Julian Draxler swapping clubs (via The Metro).
Swap deals are a rare thing in football but this one would see benefit for both players and both clubs as well.
Alexis Sanchez has been a wonderful player for Arsenal in the past three years but with just one season left on his contract, it looks likely that he will leave the club.
The Chilean has been the subject of much interest from Manchester City but the majority of Arsenal fans would want to see him sold abroad after being linked to Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.
Both clubs held an interest at one time during the summer but it seems that the latter is set to return with a new offer in January.
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That offer could reportedly include a player swap deal with Julian Draxler heading to North London as a makeweight.
Arsene Wenger has long been an admirer of Draxler who himself has fallen down the pecking order in Paris despite only moving to the French side earlier this year.
However unlikely this deal is, it would be beneficial to everyone. Arsenal are set to lose Sanchez for nothing but if they can get a quality replacement in at the same time then that would be ideal. Julian Draxler is a very good player and would offer a significant signing.