9 June 2017
Bayern Munich are reportedly willing to make Alexis Sanchez the highest-paid player at the club in hopes of luring him away from Arsenal this summer.
The Chilean international, who has just over a year remaining on his current contract at the Emirates Stadium, is yet to accept the club’s offer of a new £300,000-a-week deal and has left negotiations to his agent whilst focusing on the Confederations Cup.
Arsene Wenger has already expressed his desire to retain the services of the 28-year-old this summer despite the risk of losing the forward for free next summer if an agreement over a new contract fails to materialise.
Premier League rivals Manchester City are said to be favourites to land Alexis, but according to the Daily Mirror the Bundesliga champions are ready to make an offer which would blow Pep Guardiola’s outfit out of the water.
The report states that Munich are prepared to offer Sanchez a £350,000-a-week deal – more than top scorer Robert Lewandowski – to leave the Gunners during the transfer window and it’s understood they are confident a deal will be done.
Losing Sanchez this summer would certainly be a major blow to the north London’s hopes of breaking back into the top four let alone challenge for major honours next season as he was the club’s standout performer this campaign.
Skilful, direct and versatile, Sanchez was used as a left-winger as well as a centre forward this season and he responded in style by netting 24 goals in the Premier League and weighed in with 10 assists – the most in the Gunners squad.