Arsene Wenger has insisted that Alexis Sanchez is staying this summer, claiming his one year remaining on his contract means nothing as per his future, but reports claim he is jetting into Paris as we speak…
The former Barcelona star is flying from Chile to Paris with his agent, before moving onto London supposedly, but the coincidence seems too strong to completely overlook.
The Chilean international has failed to agree a new deal with the Gunners, despite having opened talks over 12 months ago, and he looks certain to leave the club in the next 12 months.
The player’s indications are that he has no wish to stay for the coming campaign however, insisting that his intention is to play in the Champions League, with a team who has the potential to win it.
Paris Saint-Germain have been most strongly linked with a move in recent times, with Bayern Munich having ruled themselves out of the chase, and with the Gunners boss claiming that they would be unwilling to negotiate with any Premier League rivals.
PSG are now claimed to be lining up a measly £35 Million bid to try and tempt us into selling, which will surely come way under the mark, but they are usually more than happy to spend on top players where necessary.
One potential flaw in their bid for Alexis however, is that they are supposedly pursuing a monster offer deal to bring Neymar in from Barcelona, and have already been warned against such a deal due to UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations, and they will be forced to sell in order to counteract that transfer, so buying our superstar also would surely put them in big trouble.
Has Wenger just been trying to raise Alexis’ price tag? Could we really turn down a decent offer for a player in his final year of his contract?