Alexis Sanchez is strongly linked with a move away from Arsenal today, but could his time with Chile end any hopes of a move?
The forward has allowed his contract to run into its final 12 months at present, and has talked about his keenness to play Champions League football this season, with Manchester United and Manchester City both linked.
Rumours had emerged claiming that Alexis Sanchez had been granted leave from his training camp in South America in order to complete a move ahead of tonight’s 11PM deadline, but coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has denied giving such allowances.
“No. It’s absolutely false. That permission never existed,” he said. “Sometimes players request authorisation for some things and sometimes we grant them and other times we don’t.
“I’m against rigid decisions, each case is different. We consider the individual situation of each player regarding many variables. But we always take into account that we are in a national team camp.”
With just over 12 hours remaining in the transfer window, we would have to act swiftly in order to bring in a top replacement with the money we could receive, but it all remains up in the air at present.
I can’t imagine that Pizzi would actually refuse him to leave the camp, although they do have a World Cup Qualifying match tonight 30 minutes after the transfer window closes, which could prove to be a problem for any potential suitors.
Will the match versus Paraguay stop Pizzi from allowing Alexis to travel? Do the majority of Arsenal fans even want him to stay or is his attitude becoming a problem?