Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is keeping his options and is not ruling out a move to China, as per reports in Sun.
The Chilean has been a shining light for the North London club over the past few seasons and has also started this campaign in an impressive fashion.
The 27-year-old has scored eight goals and assisted five more in all competitions so far this season and his never-say-die attitude has caused constant nightmares for the opposing defences.
The report states that Sanchez is keeping his options open and has not yet ruled out a move to China. The North London club have been in talks with the forward over the past few weeks, but they have now been stalled over the Chilean’s £250,000-a-week wage demands.
It further states that his advisors are seriously considering a move to the Chinese Super League where there are already a host of good players like Ezequiel Lavezzi, Ramires and Alex Teixeira are plying their trade.
The Chilean might be tempted with £300,000-a-week paypacket that will be on the table, if the player does opt for a move which is almost twice the salary he is currently earning at the Emirates club.
The Emirates club are yet to tie Sanchez down to a new contract, his current deal expires in the summer of 2018 and there are plenty of teams sniffing around.
Manchester City, Juventus and Inter Milan are also reportedly interested in the 27-year-old, but it’s the Chinese clubs who have an obscene amount of cash to splash and could well try out with a big money move, if the forward is interested.
The talks over a new deal have been going on for a while, and Arsenal will hope to get his signature on the dotted line sooner rather than later. Coming to the reports, I don’t really feel Sanchez will take the bait of going to China just for the money.
Although there is enough money offered to fill up the coffins, the level of football there is definitely couple of notches lower than Premier League and for a player like Sanchez who loves football to the core, the move is a non-starter. Maybe Sanchez’s team are trying to get the best deal possible on his contract extension.
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