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Spurs transfer news: Julian Draxler reacts to claims PSG offered transfer deal

By William Eldridge

Published: 13:28, 10 June 2019

Paris Saint-Germain attacking midfielder Julian Draxler has stressed that he has “no intention” of leaving the Ligue 1 champions this summer.

The 25-year-old has reportedly been offered to Tottenham Hotspur, with the Parisians keen to sell players in order to meet Financial Fair Play regulations, though the German is not thought to be a priority signing for Spurs.

What next for Draxler at PSG? Five things to know…

  • Draxler joined PSG in 2017 from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.
  • Reports have linked Draxler with a £35m switch to Spurs after the 25-year-old started just 22 Ligue 1 matches in 2018/19.
  • Spurs may need to find a replacement for Christian Eriksen, who has hinted at a move to Real Madrid.
  • The Germany international’s wage demands could scupper any possible transfer away from the French capital.
  • Draxler is not a guaranteed starter in Paris but has now closed the door on a possible departure.

Draxler is believed to have also caught the eye of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, but the player insists his future remains at the Parc des Princes, playing down rumours of a summer switch. The 2014 World Cup winner believes that a move away from PSG is not in his best interests.

Speaking to Bild, he said: “I cannot say anything about that, because I have no intention of leaving the club.

“I have heard nothing from the club [in regards to leaving]. I have not talked to anyone, I know nothing.”

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It would make sense for Spurs to show an interest in the playmaker due to the uncertainty surrounding star man Christian Eriksen, who recently confessed that he may leave the club this summer for pastures new.

However, Draxler’s comments, combined with Spurs’ interest in Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso, suggest he will not be replacing the Denmark international this summer.

It is claimed Spurs have already made a £62m bid for Lo Celso, but Betis are holding out for the full value of the Argentine’s release clause (£88m).