There were some Arsenal transfer rumours yesterday claiming that the super rich French Ligue 1 club were preparing to test the resolve of Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board by making a transfer bid of around £70 million for our Chilean international striker Alexis Sanchez.
The story was that they would also offer the contract rebel a massive pay rise to persuade him to quit the English Premier League and if that was the case I thought it might be curtains for our hopes of keeping Sanchez with the Gunners for the coming season.
However, later reports said that the value of their bid was only going to be about half that amount and as reported by The Mirror, even Alan Shearer who has in the past questioned whether Alexis could be called world class thought that was a laughable small amount.
He tweeted, “£35 million!! Do they just want his left foot?”
So it was hardly a surprise to read a Metro report of Arsene Wenger dismissing the chances of PSG signing his player when asked about the reports after the defeat to Chelsea in Shanghai yesterday.
If that is the best they can come up with then maybe we will have our star striker knocking in goals for the Gunners, for the next nine months at least.