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Spanish duo Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are interested in signing Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.
The Chilean’s contract expires at the end of next season and his refusal to sign an extension has lead to widespread interest in his services.
Reports are claiming the forward has decided to leave the Emirates this summer after Arsenal made it known to him that his demands won’t be met.
Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Chelsea have been linked with the forward in recent weeks but according to The Daily Star via The Sun, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid are also in contention to sign the Chilean.
The report claims the striker would prefer to join Sevilla over any other club this summer. Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli had a special relationship with Sanchez when he was in charge of the Chile national team and the forward will be keen to work with the Argentine tactician again.
The report further claimed Sanchez will accept a pay-cut just to be reunited with Sampaoli.
Sanchez has reportedly grown frustrated with Arsenal’s failure to challenge for the Premier League title and the Champions League but it’s however surprising he has chosen Sevilla as it is unlikely that he will get a higher chance off winning either of the titles there.
Also Jorge Sampaoli is doing exploits at Sevilla and is placing himself on the radar of big clubs, sooner rather than later, big clubs will try to poach him away from Seville.
I however am of the believe that the story is questionable because it is sounds absurd that a player will want to make a decision on his football career because of one man. I would like to think Sanchez will make a decision that is best for his career.