Arsenal may well not get as much back in terms of a transfer fee from this deal if it went ahead, but with the German champions Bayern Munich showing real reluctance to pay Alexis Sanchez the sort of wages he is said to be after, the only other options open to Arsene Wenger are selling to a Premier League rival or keeping him with the risk of having an unhappy and disruptive player in the dressing room for a year before he swans off for nothing anyway.
Neither of those two options sound all that good to me, so hopefully The Mirror report that claims the Serie A club Internazionale have now joined the race could be just what our manager needs.
The Italian club has got new Chinese owners ready to spend big and they want to make our Chile international star their poster boy. With Juventus dominating that league in recent years and their city rivals AC Milan also spending big money this summer, Wenger might even be able to get them to pay the same sort of money that the likes of Man City would.
They would surely pay Alexis the sort of money that would convince him that leaving England was not so bad, so have Inter just given the Gunners the ideal way out of this difficult Sanchez situation?