Arsenal has declared that Alexis Sanchez is ‘non-transferable’ in response to Manchester City’s interest but the Gunners will soften their stance if two conditions are met, according to reports in Spain.
On Wednesday, it was claimed that City had won the race to sign the Chile international, who will be joining Pep Guardiola’s side ‘in the coming days’.
Arsene Wenger has remained adamant that Sanchez will not be sold this summer, but Marca claims that the Arsenal manager will rethink the scenario if two requirements are met.
The first is that Sanchez will need to personally force through the move while the second depends on Wenger’s ability to sign a player of similar quality.
Riyad Mahrez is one of the frontrunners to replace Sanchez but Arsenal is not willing to meet Leicester City’s £50 million asking prices.
When asked about a potential move for the Algeria international last week, Wenger told beIN Sports: ‘Have we made a bid for him? No, not yet.
‘Not yet means it can happen and not happen.’
Marca report that City and Pep Guardiola will not give up their pursuit of Sanchez, even though Wenger continues to suggest that Arsenal will not entertain offers.
‘They [Sanchez and Ozil] will stay at the club and hopefully we can extend their contracts,’ the Frenchman told beIN Sports. Read more