Arsenal Shop for Draxler as Mahrez Heads to Barcelona

Arsene Wenger might be hoping to lure German forward, Draxler to Arsenal as a possible replacement for want-away striker, Sanchez.
 
Julian Draxler
 
Barcelona have opened deadline-day talks with Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, according to AS and the Algerian is reported to have travelled to the Catalan capital.
 
The Blaugrana are still hopeful of signing Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, but they have now identified Mahrez as an alternative. The Algeria international is likely to cost around €50 million after Roma had a series of bids rejected for the Foxes star.
 
Arsenal are interested in signing Julian Draxler from Paris Saint-Germain before Thursday's transfer deadline, according to Sport Bild.
 
The Gunners now look set to lose Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City and have eyed Germany international Draxler as his replacement.
 
PSG are open to selling Draxler, having spent €222 million to land Neymar from Barcelona earlier in the month.
 
Chelsea have had an offer for Bayern Munich defender Rafinha rejected, according to Sky Sports.
 
The Blues lost out in the race for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who joined Liverpool, and Antonio Conte is desperate to add a right-sided player to provide competition for Victor Moses.
 
Rafinha, who turns 32 in September, is one of a number of targets being considered by Chelsea, with Bacary Sagna also said to be an option.
 
Juventus have rejected a €160 million offer from Barcelona for Paulo Dybala, Corriere dello Sport claims.
 
The Catalan club have been rebuffed in their attempts to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool and have turned to the Juve star in the wake of Neymar's €222m move to Paris Saint-Germain. However, the Serie A side are unwilling to sell the Argentina international and knocked back Barca's approach on Wednesday.


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