La Liga giants Real Madrid have made a change in their January transfer plans with Gunners contract rebel Alexis Sanchez emerging as a chock target.
Sanchez has entered the final year of his contract with Arsenal and the Chilean forwards looks set to leave the North London club before the end of the season.
The former Barca man is desperate to play Champions League football and now a number of Europe’s elite clubs are eyeing to rope him in January.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are ready to another bid in the New Year after having failed to land Sanchez with £60million that the Gunners bosses rejected on transfer deadline day.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger revealed yesterday that Mesut Ozil and Alexis will not be allowed to leave in January but the Gunners bosses could be tempted to cash in on the duo, who are out of contract on June 30.
Sources revealed that Barcelona have also shown interest in re-signing the Chilean forward, who left the Camp Nou to join Premier League club Arsenal in 2014.
But the Catalan giants are set to face tough competition from their bitter rivals Real Madrid, who have reportedly shown huge interest in luring away Sanchez to the Bernabeu.
Arsenal want to block Sanchez’s move to Man City as they don’t want to sell the Chilean to a Premier League title rival – and this has now opened the door for a possible switch to La Liga giants Real Madrid.
According to Spanish website Diario Gol, Sanchez has told the Real Madrid bosses that he is open make a switch and play alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu.
However, sources claim that Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is not willing to bring the 28-year-old forward to the Spanish capital.
Only time will tell whether the Chilean moves to the Bernabeu or signs a new deal with the Gunners. Never to forget Guardiola’s Man City who are waiting with open arms to rope in the former Barca star.