Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea have both opened talks with Alexis Sanchez over a summer move away from Arsenal, according to French outlet RMC Sport.
The report claims the French champions have begun negotiations with the Chile international and have met his agent several times with another meeting scheduled for mid-April.
Unai Emery’s side are keen to recruit a big name to help out Edinson Cavani, who has enjoyed a prolific season scoring 27 Ligue 1 goals already this campaign.
The report even goes as far as to quote a “source” close to the player saying he would be interested in a switch to PSG.
Chelsea have also reportedly opened talks with Sanchez’s entourage with Antonio Conte believed to be a big fan of the 28-year-old and keen to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
This is not the first time the Blues have been linked with the club believed to be targeting Sanchez as a potential replacement for Diego Costa who could quit this summer.
Sanchez’s future remains the subject of huge speculation with the forward yet to agree a contract extension and with Arsene Wenger confirming that talks have now been put on hold until the end of the season.
The Chilean insisted recently that he wants to finish his contract at the club, which expires next summer, although whether that will actually happen remains to be seen.
While Arsenal will be loathe to see him walk away for free next summer the prospect of selling him to Chelsea is also a nightmare scenario and a big-money move to PSG would certainly be the preferred option.
However, Sanchez also suggested recently he wants to remain in the same city which suggests a move to Paris might be out of the question.
Wenger stated recently Arsenal are no longer in a position where they have to sell their best players to rivals but they will be in a vulnerable position this summer if a big offer comes in, particularly if Sanchez agitates for a move away.