Alexis Sanchez emerges as a summer target for Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid could be set to test Arsenal’s resolve to keep hold of Alexis Sanchez by launching a bid this summer, according to The Sun.
The Chilean star, 28, who has become one of the Gunners’ main men since arriving from Barcelona in 2014, has just 18 months left on his contract and talks have stalled in recent months.
Arsenal fans’ nerves will be tested by Atletico who the report claims will offer the player a staggering £60,000-per-week payrise to take him back to La Liga as they look to replace Antoine Griezmann.
The Sun claim Los Rojiblancos are resigned to losing their talisman to Manchester United in the summer, with Jose Mourinho well known to be a huge fan of the Frenchman.
Sanchez has been in fine form this season, scoring 15 goals and spearheading yet another Arsenal Premier League title challenge, with his side currently second behind Chelsea.
Atlético Madrid will look to sign Alexis Sánchez if they sell Antoine Griezmann & would offer him £220k-a-week. (Source: Sun Sport) pic.twitter.com/qwHdfLfOyL— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) January 29, 2017
Continued in the report, it is said that close friends of Sanchez admit the player is undecided on his future. Losing a player of his ability would surely represent a frustrating backward step for the Emirates Stadium club.