Juventus linked with move for ‘want-away’ Arsenal star Alexis

Date published: Tuesday 10th May 2016 10:04

Alexis Sanchez: Staying at Arsenal

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has been linked with a shock move to Juventus, according to reports in Italy.

The Gunners star has been one of the more impressive performers in a disappointing season, scoring 13 league goals and being three away from matching his tally for last season. That comes despite the Chilean missing a hefty chunk of the season through injury.

Football Italia are reporting that Sanchez is becoming ‘increasingly frustrated’ at Arsenal, and wants to join a team that can seriously challenge for the Champions League trophy.

Arsene Wenger has also repeatedly stressed his confidence that Arsenal will keep both Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, the latter of whom was on Monday linked with an unlikely move to Manchester United.

But with Juventus preparing to lose striker Alvaro Morata to Real Madrid if they exercise their buy-back clause, the Turin club will have €30million to put towards a replacement striker.

The club has already been linked with bringing Paris Saint-Germain player Edinson Cavani back to Italy, but they have apparently already twice failed to sign Sanchez.

According to the report, the Bianconeri tried to sign him when he was at Udinese in 2011 and then again as he left Barcelona for Arsenal in 2014.

A stumbling block in the deal could be wages, as the Chile international earns €9million a year, which is more than double Juve’s highest earner Paul Pogba, who has a contract at €4million a year.

It would be an exciting prospect if Sanchez was to move to the Italian champions, who already boast a forward department consisting of Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic and Simone Zaza.

In February, Alexis Sanchez revealed he is happy in North London when he gave his first ever English interview to Arsenal TV.

“Arsenal is now my family. It’s very fun [to be here] and now the focus is on the Premier League.”

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