Rumour: Juventus make shock Alexis Sanchez approach

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Juventus have made a sensational approach to Arsenal for their Chilean striker, Alexis Sanchez, 27.

The Italian champions, shorn of Alvaro Morata, 23, and set to lose Paul Pogba, 23, are looking to sign reinforcements as they seek to win the Serie A title for a record-breaking sixth consecutive season.

Sanchez, fresh from Chile’s successful defence of their Copa America title in the USA this summer, has shown no inclination to leave the Emirates nor is Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger, minded to sell.

The striker has been a central plank of Arsenal’s stuttering progress from fourth place to second in the Premier League and Wenger is hunting for a new striker to profit from the Chilean’s mercurial talent.

Knocked back by Jamie Vardy, the Frenchman is in talks over Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette, 25, and heavily linked with signing Morata from Real Madrid. Arsenal are, however, unwilling to meet the Spanish club’s £62m valuation of a far from prolific striker.

Juventus have been taken aback by the strength of Arsenal’s rejection but are now eyeing Bayer Leverkusen’s Javier Hernandez, 28. The former Manchester United striker scored 26 goals in 40 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit and would cost the Italians around £30m if Bayer can be persuaded to sell.

 

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