Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has been the subject of continued speculation throughout the season, and has now been named as a Bayern Munich player.
The announcement has not come from the English or German club’s official channels however, and should a deal be in place, it would likely be kept private until after the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Chile confirmed their squad for their upcoming Confederations Cup competition, where they are set to take on Australia, Germany and Cameroon, and on that list, Bayern Munich were named as the Arsenal star’s club.
The confederation have since removed the tweet, and corrected his team as Arsenal FC, but the removal was not fast enough to stop the alarm bells going off.
Bayern Munich have been amongst those strongest linked with Sanchez’s signature, and it was only reported a matter of days ago that the player’s agent had flown into Germany for talks over a possible move to the Allianz Arena.
International team-mate Arturo Vidal has also been in the press urging Alexis to come to the club, and this could well have come due to an understanding that he is making the switch to the Bundesliga champions.
There have been reports that Bayern have even agreed a whopping £50 Million deal with Arsenal ahead of the summer transfer window, and this weekend’s cup final may well be the final time we see Alexis in an Arsenal shirt.
We may well see the forward waving goodbye at the end of the Wembley fixture this weekend, and there also remains the question mark on Mesut Ozil and Arsene Wenger’s heads at present.
Would we have allowed Alexis to discuss a move away from the club before our campaign was over? Is £50 Million too much to turn down with only one year left on hsi contract?