August 21, 2017

Monaco consider Sanchez move

Arsene Wenger has insisted that Sanchez is going nowhere this summer

Reports in England claim that Ligue 1 champions Monaco could be set to test Arsenal with a £45m bid for Alexis Sanchez.

English publication ‘The Sun’ claims that the French side could be set to move for the want-away Chilean, as speculation continues to link striker Kylian Mbappe with a move to Real Madrid.

Money would be no object for Monaco should that deal go through, though the club would be left looking for a high-profile replacement.

The same source also reports that the Monegasque side may try to use Arsenal’s interest in French international Thomas Lemar to structure a deal and to tempt the ‘Gunners’ into selling.

Sanchez has moved into the final year of his contract at the Emirates and talks over a new deal have hit an impasse. The player has been heavily linked with a move to either PSG or Manchester City but with the former having already signed Neymar and with Arsenal simply refusing to sell to a domestic rival, Monaco may offer a suitable alternative.

Arsene Wenger has insisted on sever occasions in recent times that the player would not be leaving the club this summer. The 28-year-old returned to training with the club on Tuesday and was filmed kissing the Arsenal badge during an open training session at the Emirates.

However, using Lemar as leverage means that there could be a deal to be had with Leonardo Jardim’s side.