It would be the unexpected move of the summer; more surprising even than Neymar’s move to Paris St Germain.
The 28-year-old Chilean international has so far refused to commit his future to the north London giants, leading him to be linked with a move to Bayern Munich and PSG but interest from both European elite clubs fell by the wayside.
Many thought it a formality for Manchester City to land the prolific striker but as the fee crept /up from £35m to £70m, their interest is said to be cooling. If a deal isn’t agreed this summer, the Arsenal forward can walk away on a free transfer, claiming a massive signing-on fee as well as huge salary.
And with Arsene Wenger desperate to retain Sanchez, the prospect of the club agreeing to a staggering £400,000 per week contract increases.
Set to make his first appearance of the season at Anfield this afternoon, Alexis knows Wenger’s position is on a knife-edge with supporters criticising the Frenchman for his failure to strengthen the squad to the extent that Sanchez is demanding the incredible salary to stay in north London.
However, the Gunners performance at Anfield this afternoon casts a huge shadow over negotiations. £400k per week after their capitulation to Liverpool may not be enough after all…