Bayern Munich believe they can sign Alexis Sanchez at a cut price.
- Bayern want to take advantage of Arsenal’s desire to sell abroad
- Arsenal may not be able to make a profit on Alexis
According to the Metro, Bayern feel they can take advantage of Arsenal’s situation to sign Alexis for £35m.
Arsenal are refusing to sell the Chilean to Manchester City despite allegedly receiving an offer above £50m from the Sky Blues because they do not want to strengthen a rival. They would rather sell Alexis abroad.
This has given Bayern hope that Arsenal could be agreeable to reducing the asking price if it means guaranteeing Alexis went abroad and not to City.
The sale of Robin van Persie – in the last year of his deal – to Manchester United in 2012 famously saw the Red Devils storm to the Premier League title and he’s not been convincingly replaced at Arsenal since.
Manager Arsene Wenger could be left with a dilemma as Arsenal wouldn’t make a profit on Alexis if they sold to Bayern, having signed him from Barcelona for around £35m in 2014.
City’s offer is far greater and would give Arsenal significant funds to reinvest this summer, but it would mean strengthening a side directly competing with the Gunners for the Premier League title.
Given how much money Arsenal are believed to have available, a high fee for Alexis isn’t too high on their list of priorities. Keeping the player or selling him abroad would be far more important.