Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly made a £44 million bid for Alexis Sanchez, after having an earlier offer of £35m rejected by Arsenal.
According to France Football (via the Metro) Unai Emery’s side are optimistic of landing the Chilean this summer.
The report comes in the wake of comments from Arsene Wenger who continues to insist Sanchez will not be sold this summer.
The Gunners boss claimed PSG had been forced to turn their attentions to Barcelona’s Neymar as, they “can’t get Sanchez”.
However, those comments do not appear to have dissuaded PSG, if reports about their latest bid are correct.
PSG’s chase of Neymar also appears complicated, the Brazilian reportedly has a release clause of €222m, but the latest speculation suggests Barcelona may have managed to persuade him to stay at Camp Nou.
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It seems that PSG are willing, and financially able, to go for both Sanchez and Neymar, although Wenger’s stance, publicly at least, is that Arsenal will not sell.
Sanchez for his part, has revealed he wants to be playing in the Champions League, but other than that he has given little away, and is still on holiday after his Confederations Cup exploits.
Manchester City also continue to be linked with a move for the Chilean, although Pep Guardiola’s side are yet to make an offer for the 28-year-old.
It’s difficult to say at this point whether Sanchez will stay or not, obviously the club want to keep him, but if a large offer comes in, and Sanchez pushes for a move, the club will have a difficult decision to make.