Paris Saint-Germain have become the latest club to be linked with a summer move for Alexis Sanchez, according to a report in the Telegraph.
The newspaper claims the French side are contemplating putting a bid together for the Chile international should he fail to agree a new deal in the meantime.
Sanchez is not PSG’s only target this summer as they seek a big-name signing to finally replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic who left for Manchester United in the summer.
The Telegraph report that PSG’s interest is only tentative currently but will be encouraged should Sanchez not extend, with the club possessing the financial muscle to rival any other European club.
Unai Emery’s side have already spent big in January, bringing in Julian Draxler from Wolfsburg who was also reportedly a target for Arsenal but have the finances to also move for Sanchez.
The forward is still to agree a new deal with Arsenal, the Telegraph now reporting that the Gunners have offered £200,000-per-week, however the Chilean is believed to want closer to £300,000.
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The 28-year-old has given little away about his future, saying that he is happy at Arsenal but that his new deal “depends on the club”. However, he has shown visible frustration on the field in recent weeks leading to reported fears amongst players he could quit the club this summer.
While Sanchez has reportedly also been offered a huge deal to move to China, it is highly unlikely he would head to the Far East at this stage in his career while at the peak of his powers.
News of interest from PSG is of little surprise, the big-spenders are routinely linked with most top players and Ligue 1 is unlikely to be his preferred destination although the club clearly have the finances to offer a lucrative deal and the potential to win silverware.
However, Wenger has recently stated that Sanchez wants to stay and that he is confident they will reach agreement with the forward, and it is absolutely imperative Arsenal do hold onto their star man.