Transfer News: Manchester City and Bayern Munich target Alexis Sanchez: My Arsenal future is in my agent’s hands
As talk of interest from the likes of Pep Guardiola’s side builds, the Chile international is happy to let his representative sort out his future
Alexis Sanchez says his agent will hold talks with Arsenal as speculation builds that he is to leave the club during the transfer window.
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The forward, who has one year left on his contract, has been heavily linked with a move away from the Gunners, even though manager Arsene Wenger has insisted he will not be sold.
Manchester City and Bayern Munich are said to be the top two contenders for his signature, with some reports in England suggesting Sanchez has his heart set on joining Pep Guardiola’s side.
Manchester United and Chelsea have also been linked with the 28-year-old, who scored 30 goals in all competitions in 2016-17.
Sanchez admits he wants “a lot of things” but says it will be down to his representative to settle his future.
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“I’m looking at what my agent is doing,” he told Cooperativa. “For now, I’m focused on the [Confederations] Cup in Russia and trying to do well.
“The truth is that my agent will see to it. He knows and he will sit down with the club to look for the best option for me.
“I’d like a lot of things but I’m only thinking about the national team.”
Sanchez scored the opening goal in the FA Cup final win over Chelsea as Arsenal claimed the trophy for the third time in four seasons, but a failure to qualify for the Champions League has heightened speculation over the future of the Chile international and team-mate Mesut Ozil.
His agent, Fernando Felicevich, was reported to have held talks in Germany over a possible move to Bayern last month.
Goal understands City will now push to land Sanchez – as well as Tottenham’s Kyle Walker and Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy – after wrapping up deals to sign Bernardo Silva and Ederson.
A move to City would see Sanchez reunite with Guardiola, with the pair having previously worked together at Barcelona.