Alexis Sanchez has reportedly been shopped around to the best clubs in the world by his agent – Fernando Felicevich – with Real Madrid sought out by the forward’s representative to see if the Spanish giants are interested.
With Champions League football high on Sanchez’s priority list, and the Gunners unable to secure that themselves, the north London club seemingly have their hands tied with the 28-year-old, who only has one-year remaining on his existing deal.
Ok Diario have reported that Sanchez’s agent – who represents a majority of top Chilean footballers – has contacted Real Madrid to see if they would be interested in buying the 28-year-old this summer.
However, the Spanish giants have rejected the offer for two specific reasons. First, the forward would only fit in at the club if one of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema left the club, which is unlikely to happen any time soon.
Secondly, Real Madrid see Sanchez as a difficult character to integrate into the squad and they are not prepared to rock the boat following their recent bout of success.
The news will be music to the ears of those at Paris Saint-Germain who are said to have serious interest in the forward as another potential suitor has been crossed out – with Manchester City seemingly off the table due to Arsenal’s reluctance to sell to a domestic rival and Bayern Munich also ruling out a move.
Despite seemingly signalling his intentions to leave the Emirates this summer, Arsene Wenger however remains hopeful that Sanchez will remain at the club to spearhead their return to Europe’s elite competition despite having an improved contract ignored earlier this summer.