Latest reports are claiming that Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is keen on signing Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal this summer.
The Chilean international’s future has been up in the air for the last 12 months, with him and his club failing to agree personal terms over a new contract, and he has made some comments hinting towards the exit door.
Alexis previously claimed he wanted Champions League football, with a team that could win the competition, and Real Madrid would most certainly highlight those categories, having won the last two runnings, and with Alvaro Morata having left the club, there is space in the squad for a striker.
Zinedine Zidane is believed to be keen to bring him in, having fallen behind in their race to sign 18 year-old Kylian Mbappe from Monaco, but Real president Florentino Perez has other ideas.
Perez is believed to be of the idea that Arsenal are demanding over the odds for the player, who only has one year on his contract and will be available for free in 12 months time. Real would actually be able to speak to him from January onwards about a potential free transfer at the end of the term, while our league rivals would have to wait until the final month of his current deal.
Bookmakers are not in belief that our star player will join the Galacticos this summer, despite the obvious whole in their squad following the departure of Morata to Chelsea. He is priced to move to the Bernabeu at between 33/1 (34.0) and 66/1 (67.0), which seems worth a little bet considering the Mbappe deal looks in jeopardy…
Could Zidane convince his board that they need Alexis if Kylian joins PSG or stays put?