The BBC’s David Ornstein has revealed that Alexis Sanchez and Bayern Munich had agreed to personal terms over a transfer this summer but that the deal collapsed.
It was the saga of the summer and now, the BBC’s David Ornstein has shed some light on what really happened with Alexis Sanchez over the window.
“There was always a feeling at the club that if the offer was right then they would have sold but, of course, they would have had to have had a replacement,” Ornstein said on the Arsecast podcast.
“They would have preferred him to have gone to Bayern Munich which reports suggested had an agreement with him over personal terms but the move collapsed.”
Ornstein later went on to say the Paris Saint Germain were also interested in the player but that waned once the French club had signed Neymar.
One thing which does play into Arsenal’s favour is that Sanchez “loves London” and that the only lure of City was manager Pep Guardiola.
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It remains to be seen what will happen with Alexis Sanchez but it looks most likely that he will leave the club next summer for free. The best thing for all parties would be for Arsenal and Sanchez to agree to a new big money contract with a release clause for the player, similar to what Liverpool did with Luis Suarez a few years ago.