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Huge update on Alexis Sanchez’s future at Arsenal
The Evening Standard have published a comprehensive update on Alexis Sanchez’s situation at Arsenal and it appears that while the club are hopeful of reaching an agreement over a new deal, we’ll demand £50m for him if he doesn’t sign an extension.
Sanchez is approaching the final year of his contract and so far we’ve been unable to agree terms over an extension with Arsene Wenger confirming last week that all negotiations have been postponed until the summer.
The Chilean international has cut a frustrated figure in recent weeks amid reports of a bust-up in training with his team-mates while there are also widespread reports that his relationship with Wenger is strained.
With Arsenal in the midst of a horrendous run of form that’s seen us crash out of the Champions League and drop out of the top four, it’s led to speculation that Alexis had made up his mind to find a new club.
However, the Evening Standard claim that Arsenal ‘remain hopeful’ of agreeing a new deal with Sanchez in the summer despite the attacker demanding his current £130,000-a-week wage be doubled.
If a deal isn’t reached, then the newspaper says that Arsenal chiefs are resigned to the fact they’ll have no option but to cash in but will demand a fee in the region of £50m for the 28-year-old.
With the likes of PSG, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Man Utd and Chelsea all named as interested parties, the paper says that we believe there is enough interest in Sanchez to demand at least £50m for his signature this summer.
Obviously Arsenal would prefer to sell abroad and hopefully the club will not want a repeat of the situation in 2012 that saw Robin van Persie reject a move to Juventus in order to force a switch to Man Utd.
Sanchez could conceivably try something similar if Chelsea or United formalise their interest but fingers crossed the club are strong enough to play hard-ball with him if he does and insist he goes abroad if a new deal isn’t signed.
It’s certainly going to be an interesting few months and I’m sure a lot of factors will affect Sanchez’s decision. I don’t think it will just come down to money as if we miss out on the top four, I just can not see him staying.
Then we have Arsene Wenger and Mesut Ozil’s future to consider as well so we have a lot to resolve over the coming weeks. One thing is for certain, it’s not going to be an easy task replacing Sanchez if he does end up leaving this summer.