Arsenal have set their sights on signing the Germany international star midfielder Julian Draxler, according to the Italian outlet Tuttosport (via the Mirror).
Per-the-source, Draxler was targeted by Arsenal over the summer transfer window and manager Arsene Wenger is still keen to sign him at the end of the season.
However, the report goes onto state that the Serie A giants Juventus are also interested in signing the 23-year-old. The Mirror says that Arsenal face a battle to convince the Wolfsburg man to make the move to north London over Turin.
Juventus came close to signing Draxler over the summer according to the Mirror. The Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with the Germany international.
“He will definitely leave Wolfsburg at the end of the season. He would’ve gladly run to join Juve and is the ideal trequartista for Allegri,” Draxler’s agent, Fabio Parisi, was quoted as saying by the Mirror.
“I repeat: Draxler will leave, but whether or not Juventus are interested again is another matter. I think the Bianconeri can still spend big money, as their revenue is close to that of the top European clubs.
“The very real profit made on Paul Pogba will have an effect on their balance sheets for the next few years, allowing Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici to make more investments.”
Draxler made a move to Wolfsburg last season for £25.5 million from Schalke.
Arsenal have made an impressive start to the season and are on a five game winning streak. The Gunners take on Swansea City in their next Premier League fixture on October 15.