PL rivals face Sanchez deal snub


Arsenal will reportedly do all they can to prevent Alexis Sanchez from joining either Chelsea or Manchester City this summer.

The 28-year-old Chile international has been heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium this summer, given that he has still not agreed to sign the contract extension on offer and he is approaching the final year of his current deal.

Recent reports suggested that City were leading the chase to sign Sanchez, while Chelsea have also been linked with a rival £45million swoop on the player who has scored 72 goals in 144 appearances in all competitions since joining the Gunners from Barcelona in 2014 for just over £30million.

However, it seems that Gunners’ chiefs are in no mood to allow one of their domestic rivals to significantly strengthen in this transfer window and are set to resist any offers from any Premier League sides.

It means German champions Bayern Munich will be firmly in the driving seat to sign Sanchez if he does leave Arsenal, while Italian giants Juventus are also thought to be interested.