Bayern Munich have pulled out of the race to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal this summer, leaving few favourable options for our side.
The Chilean international stated that he wanted to be playing Champions League football, and that he aspires to win the competition, and is said to have been revealing his intentions for this season.
With only one season remaining on his current contract, he appears to be ruling out any chance of extending his deal, and that leaves us with little routes to uptake, with the choice of either forcing him to see out his contract and leave on a free transfer, or sell him before the window is out.
The latter option appears the most likely, due to the money we would lose by failing to sell, paired with the likelihood that his attitude could have a negative effect on our playing squad should we force him to stay.
According to the bookmakers, his most likely destinations are Manchester City, Manchester United and Bayern Munich, but unfortunately for us, the latter has now ruled themselves out of his signature.
Speaking before Bayern’s squad flew to China for their pre-season tour, Rummenigge said: ‘I don’t know what [Sanchez] has said but we are no longer involved.
‘We are in agreement with the coach [Carlo Ancelotti] and we won’t be doing another deal for an attacker. That makes no sense.’
Die roten have already agreed a deal to take James Rodriguez in from Real Madrid this summer, and the club have no need to further bolster their attacking numbers.
PSG are next in the betting after the Red Devils, and I strongly hope that we will either stick with our guns and refuse to sell, or let the French giants try their hand at trying to tempt our superstar to move to France.
Would selling to a league rival be unforgivable? Which clubs could still take Alexis off our hands?