December 22, 2016 / 6:24 PM / a year ago

Paris St Germain 'to sign Draxler from Wolfsburg'

PARIS (Reuters) - Reigning French soccer champions Paris St Germain have agreed to sign Germany international Julian Draxler, sports newspaper L‘Equipe and RMC Sport reported on Thursday.

Football Soccer - Germany v Northern Ireland - 2018 World Cup Qualifying European Zone - Group C - HDI Arena, Hannover, Germany - 11/10/16 Germany's Julian Draxler celebrates scoring their first goal Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach Livepic

L‘Equipe reported that the deal for the 23-year-old Wolfsburg midfielder was worth 36 million euros ($37.6 million) and would be PSG’s first major signing in the winter transfer window, which opens on Jan. 1.

Officials at Qatari-owned PSG could not be immediately reached for comment.

Draxler’s signing will help strengthen PSG for the second half of the season, after a tricky start to the defence of their Ligue 1 title. They are currently third, five points behind league leaders Nice.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta and Bate Felix, Editing by Neville Dalton

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