Arsenal are closing in on securing big name attacker Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, with reports suggesting he is flying to London for a medical ahead of a proposed £30 million transfer.
Despite scoring an admirable 39 goals in 88 league games for Barcelona, 19 of which were netted last season, his time with the Catalan giants has come to an end and is set to seal a move to the Gunners once the medical has been completed.
It appears Arsenal have managed to fend off interest from Premier League rivals Liverpool, who are chasing a replacement for a certain Luis Suarez. Their star centre forward is chomping at the bit to move in the other direction to Barcá, but it appears Sanchez will play no part in their deal with the Reds as he favours a move to north London.
The Liverpool Echo have described missing out on Sanchez as a ‘blow’, with the player’s agent informing Liverpool that the Chile star is likely to join Arsene Wenger this summer.
The signs are positive for a £32-35 million move, it will be a huge signing for the Gunners. Completing the move early will be hugely beneficial for the squad and Sanchez himself as it will allow him time to settle into life in London and with his new club.
Although nothing is set in stone and the reports have no photographic evidence or direct quotes, this is one hell of an exciting transfer if we can pull it off that will greatly bolster our attacking options.
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