Paper Round: Arsenal to cash in on Mesut Ozil and secure swap deal for Alexis Sanchez
Tuesday’s Paper Round suggests Arsenal will be busy this January, as they look to offload Mesut Ozil for cash and Alexis Sanchez for another player.
Italian side Inter Ozil?
Paper Round’s view: Sure, make money while you still can, but how much can they realistically get for a player who would have barely six months left on their contract? Coming to an agreement will be tricky, but if a wantaway wants away, why not get rid sooner rather than later.
Draxler for Sanchez?
Paper Round’s view: As with Ozil, why not make the most of shipping off Sanchez by bringing in a top-quality replacement. The arrival of Sanchez in Paris would put Draxler’s spot under threat, with the German having started the last four Ligue 1 games, and most recently scoring one and assisting another in the 6-2 win over Bordeaux. However, even if Sanchez does join, there’s no saying Draxler would be keen on a move to Arsenal.
Chiellini chooses (not) Chelsea
Juventus' Giorgio Chiellini (L) vies for the ball against AC Milan's Carlos BaccaGetty Images
Paper Round’s view: A sizeable miss for Chelsea in the summer, but it always appeared to be farfetched. While the pen is yet to be put to paper, there is always hope, but Blues fans will only grow concerned at their manager’s longing to return home.
Aubameyang against England
Paper Round’s view: It’s a shame to think Aubameyang will never grace the Premier League, but it’s not to everyone’s liking. Money, and the potential for greater success in Europe, could yet see him change his mind…