Arsenal express interest in signing Barcelona star

Clive Rose

After letting Carlos Vela stay at Real Sociedad in exchange for nearly £16 million, the Gunners are setting their sights on another exciting winger in La Liga

Wantaway Barcelona winger Alexis Sanchez has attracted the interest of Arsene Wenger and has now made overtures to sign the former Udinese hitman, so says The Telegraph this morning.  They report that the price tag for Sanchez would run around £25 million, with the Chilean having reported interest from Juventus and Liverpool as well.  At the moment it's the thirty-time Serie A champions rumored to be leading the chase for his signature, but The Express (I know, I know) floated a story about a "top secret meeting" between Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Sanchez's representatives.  The sky's the limit on what's eventually bound to happen with this transfer saga.

What's probably not going to happen, however, is Sanchez being used as a make-weight for Liverpool in the case of a Barcelona purchase for Luis Suarez since the Uruguayan will be, more than likely, relegated to scoring goals on his Playstation like you and me for the next few months (years?).

In any case, Arsenal have the ability to cover the reported price tag and then some. They just sold the rights to a player they haven't had on their books in nearly three years that's added more pounds to an already-bloated transfer fund.  It's no secret we need a left winger of his talent (one can easily imagine Mesut Ozil sending him borderline sexually-explicit Snapchats from his hotel room at the World Cup), and the Sanchez link makes sense from a needs standpoint.  As we all know, though, transfers are tricky to complete - even more so when Arsenal is involved - so there's plenty left to sort out before we know who our next left winger is and if it's Alexis Sanchez.

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