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In the course of the Brazilian’s unveiling Friday following his €222-million switch from Barcelona, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi wasn’t prepared to rule out a potential pursuit of Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez.
Sanchez’s future in north London has been the topic of quite a few reviews this summer time linking him with a switch to varied golf equipment, corresponding to Manchester Metropolis and PSG, after the membership reportedly did not persuade him to signal a brand new contract earlier than getting into the ultimate yr of his present deal.
Al-Khelaifi insisted that sustaining a constructive relationship with Arsenal can be paramount if he have been to go after Sanchez.
“Alexis Sanchez is a participant of Arsenal at the moment. We’ve respect for Arsenal and I’ve wonderful relations with Arsene Wenger and, if I would like Alexis Sanchez, I’m going to speak to Arsene Wenger,” he stated, in response to Sky Sports activities.
He added: “I feel I am very clear. If I’ll be thinking about him I’ll speak to Arsene (Wenger).”
Hypothesis over Sanchez’s future might proceed nicely into the season following Wenger’s insistence that the 29-yr-previous won’t be bought this summer time.
As an alternative, the Arsenal gaffer seems content material to let Sanchez depart on a free switch quite than offload him forward of the 2017-18 marketing campaign.
“I can’t give something away on (Sanchez), however the one factor I can inform you is that he’s targeted and my choice is obvious: he’ll keep and he’ll respect that,” Wenger advised reporters.
“It is so simple as that.”
Sanchez returned to Arsenal earlier within the week from a protracted interval away from the membership following his participation with Chile on the Confederations Cup this summer time.
His lack of coaching, nevertheless, will probably rule him out of rivalry to play Sunday when Arsenal clashes with Chelsea in the course of the Group Defend.