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Manchester City and Juventus are monitoring Alexis Sanchez’s contract situation at Arsenal, with the hope of making a move for our talisman next summer.
Alexis appears to be stalling on signing a new deal at the Emirates and this has reportedly attracted the two European heavyweights. The Chile international has been in talks over a new deal since August but an agreement is not even close and reports claim he is demanding a significant pay rise on his current deal which Arsenal is reluctant to pay.
Although both parties are still in talks, The Mirror claims Sanchez could spark a £50m battle between Manchester City and Juventus next summer if he doesn’t sign a new deal at the Emirates.
Sanchez is already into the penultimate year of his current deal and talks to extend his contract have been on for quite sometime but the player is demanding a huge increase on his current £130,000 a week salary. While Arsenal are willing to increase the player’s wages, it is believed that the figure he is demanding is way out of the club’s wage structure.
Although we are hoping to convince the striker to sign a new deal, we could be forced to sell him next summer if he continues to play hardball.
Manchester City are keeping an eye on his situation and could pay up to £50m should there be any indication that he would be sold.
It is my wish that Sanchez puts pen on paper to a new deal but if the Chilean insists on leaving, then he should not be sold to another club in England.
The striker has shown he is of top quality over the years and selling him to a rival will be shooting ourselves on the foot. However, there is nothing that suggests he is unhappy at Arsenal. I think it’s just a matter of ironing the little difference between both parties and everything will be resolved.