Premier League giants Arsenal will try to offload Alexis Sanchez to Paris Saint-Germain if the Chilean refuses to sign a new deal with the Gunners.
Arsene Wenger is desperate to hold on to his star striker but has understood that the former Barcelona man is keen on making a switch in the summer.
And the Frenchman has made up his mind that he will not sell Sanchez to league rivals Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City by agreeing in principle over a £50million deal with Ligue 1 giants PSG.
Wenger shares a good bond with PSG president Nasser Al- Khelaifi and believes that the Ligue 1 club has already held talks with Sanchez.
The Chilean’s current contract at Arsenal is set to expire within 14 months and he has now stalled negotiations over a new deal. He is also the club’s top goal scorer with 22 goals to his name this season.
Wenger has not yet ruled out meeting Sanchez’s £300,000-a-week wage demands but he is aware of the fact that the Chilean wants more than money.
Sanchez has made it clear to the Arsenal bosses that he wants to see more ambition and a winning mentality in the squad. He wants to win more trophies and has been left frustrated with the Gunners’ failure to clinch any silverware.
Sanchez is under the radar of Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City – with Antonio Conte in pole position to secure his services. But Wenger is not ready to sell him to a league rival.
The Gunners do not want to leave Sanchez on a free transfer next summer and it is believed that Wenger is already holding talks with the PSG bosses over a potential transfer for the Chilean.