Chelsea and Manchester United now in the race for Arsenal star
In news that will have most Arsenal fans crying into their hands and fearing the worst, it seems Chelsea and Manchester United have joined the growing list of suitors interested in Alexis Sanchez.
The forward looks certain to leave Arsenal this summer, after not only failing to agree a new contract with the club, but also seeing his title hopes frustrated once again, and falling out with his teammates and being dropped by his manager.
That has lead to Real Madrid, Juventus and PSG all circling round the Chilean star, but clubs closer to home are also keen after seeing Alexis carry the Gunners for seasons.
Given the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Ashley Cole and Robin van Persie have all deflected to Chelsea and United in times gone by, it’s not actually that far of a leap to see Alexis leave for one of his current Premier League rivals.
Considering his contract is up in 2018, and he will only cost around £25 million this summer, it may even be the case that the player stays to run down his deal, and then leaves for free to a rival, should Arsenal block the deal this summer.
Quite what the fans would think is another matter, and given their penchant for having meltdowns of epic proportions, this would be something indeed.