You would think the crazily inflated transfer market of today that sees defenders regularly signing for close to £50 million, China paying crazy wages and the money side of the game seemingly in a never ending spiral, that Arsenal would be able to ask a huge transfer fee to any club wanting to sign Alexis Sanchez.
Even the fact that the Chilean striker is about to enter the final year of his contract should not make that much difference, as any club wanting to sign him should have strong competition. The problem for Arsene Wenger, however, could be the fact that the EPL is the richest league in the world.
So selling Sanchez to the highest bidder might not be the best thing, if it means that he goes to one of our Premier League rivals. And as The Guardian that our striker is wanted by Chelsea at the same time that reports are saying that our asking price is just £50 million, putting two and two together tells me that Wenger is trying to encourage a club outside of England to sign him.
The rumours at the minute are about Chelsea but you can easily imagine all of our big rivals wanting Sanchez in their side. That is something that would drive anyone connected with Arsenal up the wall, so should we sell Alexis on the cheap as long as he goes abroad?