Borussia Dortmund Plotting Move For Ousmane Dembele Replacement
Following the mega-sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona have signed Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund for a massive £97 million, and now the German outfit are in need of replacing their star player.
The 20-year-old has signed for Barcelona after weeks of speculation. While the clubs pursuit for Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho appears dead in the water, the Catalans have finally made some inroads into major transfer activity.
The French wonderkid has big shoes to fill as Barcelona continue life without Neymar. After just one season with the Bundesliga outfit, he's now set to ply his trade in Spain's top flight.
And just like Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund are now in the market for their own replacement. And it appears the club have identified their number one target.
According to reports via The Mirror, Borussia Dortmund are plotting a move for Paris Saint-Germain's Julian Draxler. The German has been subject to intense transfer speculation following the arrival of Neymar.
Draxler wheels away in celebration after scoring for PSG. Image: PA
Draxler has been attracting plenty interest from around Europe with Arsenal and Liverpool heavily linked with his services. But they'll now have to fend off competition from Borussia Dortmund.
Further reports suggest PSG boss Unai Emery has made him aware that his career does not lie in the French capital.
Draxler captained the Germans to Confederation Cup glory over the summer. Image: PA
Liverpool are also keeping tabs on the midfielder as they view him as a replacement for Coutinho should he seal his move away from Anfield.
While Draxler's agent has ruled out a move in the window, the lure of first-team football could sway him with regular opportunity going to be hard to come by especially if PSG continue their summer splurge.
Will he stay go or will he go? Image: PA
The 23-year-old joined PSG from Wolfsburg in 2015. But could he return to Germany after just eights months away from the Bundesliga?
Watch this space.