Bayern Munich have opened talks over Arsenal contract rebel Alexis Sanchez regarding a summer move to the Allianz Arena.
The Chilean international has just one year left on his current deal at the Emirates, and has so far refused to sign a new deal, sparking plenty of transfer speculation. Chelsea have been the most heavily linked side, especially after Sanchez’ recent comments that he wishes to stay in London and play for a top club.
However, according to today’s Daily Mirror, German champions Bayern Munich have opened talks to sign the forward.
Despite Arsenal’s struggles this season, Sanchez has once again had another fantastic season in the Premier League, scoring 19 goals in 31 top flight games, plus a further five goals in Arsenal’s various cup fixtures, including the FA Cup semi final winner over Manchester City.
The article in the Mirror claims that Bayern Munich officials were at Wembley that day to watch Sanchez. They made the 28-year old their number one transfer target shortly after the Bavarians Champions League quarter-final exit.
However they also say that Sanchez’ agent, Fernando Felicevich has a strained relationship with the German club. Felicevech was involved in apparent negotiations with them in order to take Arturo Vidal from Juventus to Bayern Munich back in 2011, only for Sanchez’s Chilean compatriot to sign a more lucrative deal with the Italians, something which did not go down well in Munich.
Bayern Munich were highly critical of Vidal and his agent at the time, but four years later, Felicevech was involved once again as he finally brokered the move for Vidal to move to the Bundesliga.
Whether or not these rumours about Alexis have substance or are indeed another attempt to get his client a new deal at Arsenal are yet to be seen. Arsenal are thought to be unwilling to sell to a Premier League rival, but are open to a move to a European rival, opening the door to a move to Munich.
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