Wenger To Discuss Personal Terms With Sanchez’s Agent After Arsenal Make €37.5m Bid

By on July 2, 2014

The summer transfer window is now open for business and it’s expected to be a busy few weeks as managers strengthen their squads ahead of next season, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Arsenal make their move for Alexis Sanchez.

Alexis Sanchez

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The Alexis Sanchez transfer saga has taken another twist with widespread reports this evening claiming that Arsene Wenger is set to hold talks with the players agent after tabling an official bid to Barcelona.

Sanchez has emerged as one of the most sought-after players in the transfer market after Barcelona made it clear they were willing to cash-in this summer, and the clubs sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta admitted on Tuesday that there was plenty of interest being shown in the 25-year-old.

Arsenal and Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for the Chilean attacker in recent weeks and reports suggested that the Merseysiders are keen to include the player in any deal involving the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona.

The two clubs are understood to have held talks today but it appears Arsenal have thrown a spanner in the works with the Express one of several newspapers who are claiming this evening that the north Londoners have tabled a formal bid for Sanchez.

However, the exact amount of the Gunners offer remains open to debate. The Express believe it was €37.5m (£30m) – which they claim has met Barcelona’s asking price – whereas the Telegraph suggest the opening bid was just €27.5m (£22m) but feel they are prepared to go a lot higher.

While the bid amount is unclear, both newspapers agree that despite the interest from Liverpool, Sanchez favours a move to the Emirates and has no intention of being used as a make-weight in any deal for Suarez. Obviously this will be a blow to Liverpool and could potentially cause problems for the Catalans in their pursuit of the Uruguayan hitman, if the Merseysiders play hardball.

However, this won’t deter Arsene Wenger and the Frenchman is now expected to meet with Sanchez’s agent in Brazil to discuss personal terms and try and convince the player his future lies at the Emirates.

Arsenal desperately need to bring in another forward to compete with Olivier Giroud and while Sanchez has predominantly played out wide for both Udinese and more recently Barcelona, he is capable of playing through the middle and has just enjoyed an excellent World Cup for Chile playing as a central striker.

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His versatility is sure to appeal to both Wenger and Rodgers, and with 21 goals and 15 assists to his name last season, he’d bring a major threat to any attack. It just remains to be seen which club he’ll be lining up for next season.

As of now, you’d have to put Arsenal in the driving seat but things can change quickly in football, so Liverpool shouldn’t be discounted just yet, while there’s sure to be some major clubs around Europe who could also enter the chase and prevent him coming to England altogether.

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  2. Ebuka

    July 2, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    If arsene sign him i will forgive him of all his sins.nd dat is another bergkamp.

    • chuks

      July 3, 2014 at 8:01 pm

      I’m tired of all this fake news!

  3. Michael

    July 2, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    if arsen can sign Sanchez I believe we wll surely win lig next season

    • Jamie

      July 2, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      haha haha stoke got more chance winning league then gunners

    • bonface wambua

      July 2, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      alexi is agood player but wenger will always bagain n go away.

  4. frank

    July 2, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    frm which position doez he play at naturally?

  5. OLUSEYI

    July 2, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    so @JAMIE what ur problem with that is arsenal matter consand u can u pls face ur local team.

  6. OLUSEYI

    July 2, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    so @JAMIE what ur problem with that does arsenal matter consand u can u pls face ur local team.

  7. joewake

    July 2, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    in arsene we trust

  8. TARIKU

    July 3, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Sunchez is good player forarsenal.now I’m beging Arsen to sign him.

  9. Bld., Chris

    July 3, 2014 at 2:47 am

    good and Unique if possible, Glory to jesus, Honour to Mary…. Yes.. Yes Sir, Prof., we are still on ur Back gingering u, pls buy More……

  10. Can't believe what I'm reading

    July 3, 2014 at 2:59 am

    God you people are giving arsenal supporters bad names. Learn to spell properly before making a comment you all look like twats

  11. Lukman

    July 3, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Up gunnèrz” if wenger cn sign sanchez i will b appiest gunner fan.9ce attacker

  12. olusola

    July 3, 2014 at 7:03 am

    what of Joel Campbell?

  13. Delford Magaya

    July 3, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Wenger is a very good coach and is being trusted by the fans as well, but when it comes to signing good players, he always disapointed the fans. He should change his atitude on signing players. Sanchez is a very good player and he should act immedately to avoid disapointing supporters. This is the right time to act, not on the last days of transfer. Other big clubs have got their players already, but Arsenal have never make not even one signing, which is totaly a disgrace.

  14. richard in spain

    July 3, 2014 at 7:54 am

    I agree with you Delford he wants to get his finger out and just go buy Sanchez not bother about how much and arguing over a few grand players like him help you win things then you get your money back

  15. Sharon

    July 3, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I’m just trying to controlled my self when it come to arsenal transfer. I’m happy to hear the rumors about A.Sanchez of Chile, we know how Wenger use to approach transfer issues he may change his mind and look for alternative especially now liver fool is involved don’t forget what they did to us when we want to sign Suarez.they may decide to bewitch arsenal. here there is no assurance anything can change or come up in transaction. But i love Sanchez to be a legend in emigrate, arsenal for ever!!!! wish Wenger use everything possible to sign him****.

  16. Arsenal DNA

    July 3, 2014 at 11:22 am

    This squad is still 4 -5 players short of making a genuine sustained EPL or UCL challenge in comparison to our rivals.

    If we got Sanchez , Khedria , shipped out Arteta brought in a decent decent keeper , a decent back up CB and bring back Joel Campbell it would give us a chance. Anything less then AFC are cutting corners and trying to wing it

  17. abiodun

    July 3, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    DAT is another special pla
    yer like suarez

  18. Adewale

    July 3, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    This is gunner time both per,lig,champ.

  19. Sir Cauna

    July 3, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    I jst want to read the title “Arsenal Signed Sanchez”. I couldn’t wait for that. He is good in front of the goal and manners in comparison to Balloteri. With him in front and Varabuena in midfield, it could be 5 goals per match on average.

  20. Adams yahaya

    July 3, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I want us to sign sanchez tummorow and i also lyk 2 be seeing balloteli nd di maria in arsenal next week

  21. ekpos feinfole

    July 3, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    any news concerning transfers or buying of players, i wont belive it, until i see the player wearing arsenal jersey on the pitch, bcos arsene wenger is unreliable coach in terms of transfer. He can easily sell, bt hardly to buy.

  22. Cecil chamberlain

    July 4, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Sanchez is a good player and he has prove it in the world cup but we all know how Wenger deals with potential transfers.we all saw that of hazard,Cahill.but let’s pray we get this man right

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