Juventus are ready to battle with Bayern Munich and Manchester City for the signature of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez according to the Express.
The Chilean has constantly been linked with move from the Emirates Stadium this summer but Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is confidently insisting the former Udinese player will soon put pen to papers.
Sanchez has reportedly grown frustrated at the club and speculations surrounding his future have been rife despite Wenger’s insistence that he is happy at the club. Talks of a new £180,000-a-week contract have stalled with the 27-year-old needing the club to convince him of their ability to compete for titles.
The striker had reportedly questioned the focus of his team-mates in March and probably disappointed with the club dismay performances this season. We are currently third on the league table but could move above London rival Tottenham into the second place on the final day of the season.
There were reports linking him with a reunion with Pep Guardiola who comes in as Manchester City boss this summer while Carlo Ancelotti who replaces the Spaniard at the Allianz Arena is also keen to have him in his team.
Juventus are seriously aiming to make another bid for the striker after a failed bid him to sign in 2011 before he joined Spanish giants Barcelona.
However, Arsenal have inform the forward that the club is not prepared to sell him this summer even if he refuses to sign a new contract, as per the Squawka. Wenger is obviously preparing to rebuild the team and losing a star player like Sanchez is definitely not part of the rebuilding.
Sanchez moved to Arsenal from Barcelona in 2014 for £32.5 million and scored 16 goals in 35 appearances in his debut season and 13 goals so far this campaign.
It is believed that, Giuseppe Marotta, Juve manager has openly admitted the fact that he is a great admirer of sanchez in what has been seen as the first shot in luring the Chilean attacker to the Turin club side.
“It’s nice to read that so many players would like Juventus, As for Sanchez, he’s definitely a good player,” said Marotta. “Reality tells us that this team is now where it has historically been considered, so it’s normal that most top players would find the thought of coming to us appealing.”
The kick in the teeth of losing Sanchez could be relieved if Arsenal manager successfully brings his pursuit into reality by signing the Borussia Dortmund creative midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, while Arsenal are reportedly to be targeting on-loan Juve striker Alvaro Morata.
Looking at the future of Morata, who the Los Blancos want to take back before selling on, Marotta said: “We’ll have to meet with Real Madrid, but at the moment they’re busy preparing for the Champions League final. We’ll talk after the final. Will he stay? 50 per cent.”