Arsene Wenger has ruled out selling Alexis Sanchez to Paris Saint-Germain and has claimed talk of a move to the French side is “media imagination”.
Reports this week have claimed that the Chilean has met with PSG officials and is close to an agreement with Unai Emery’s men.
There have been claims PSG are set to offer Arsenal £40 million for Sanchez, as they plan a summer of huge spending.
However, speaking after Arsenal’s disappointing pre-season defeat to Chelsea, Arsene Wenger insisted such speculation was untrue.
According to ESPN’s, Mattias Karen, Wenger ruled out selling Sanchez to PSG as he bids to keep hold of his star man.
Arsene Wenger says talk of Alexis Sanchez joining PSG is "only media imagination" and says he won't sell him to a foreign club either.
— Mattias Karén (@MattiasKaren) July 22, 2017
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Wenger continues to insist the club will not sell Sanchez, despite the forward having entered the final year of his contract, and thus able to leave for free next summer.
Sanchez has insisted he wants to be playing Champions League football, but other than that has remained fairly coy on his future, insisting he has made a decision and it is now up to the club.
Talk of a move to Manchester City seems to have subsided, particularly in light of the interest from PSG, who may still be prepared to test Arsenal’s resolve with a bid.
It is still too early to say if Sanchez will stay, but Wenger certainly seems absolutely determined to hold onto his top scorer currently.