Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly made contact with Alexis over a move to France this summer.
According to L’Equipe, the Ligue 1 club, who currently boast a star-studded squad, with the likes of Side Sh… sorry David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Angel Di Maria and Edinson Cavani among the ranks, are after our Alexis Sanchez (and Eden Hazard).
In fact, apparently they’ve even made contact over signing the forward.
Eden Hazard & Alexis Sanchez among 'priority' targets for #PSG, claim L'Equipe. Contact has been made with representatives of both players
— Matt Spiro (@mattspiro) May 13, 2016
There are several issues that arise with this. Firstly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who we’ve been linked with, is out of contract in the summer and looking for a new club, unless PSG suddenly offer him a shiny, new one very soon. Therefore, the rumour that PSG are looking for new forwards fits in with the story that they’re potentially looking for a replacement and makes it more plausible.
Secondly, we have the issue of Alexis leaving us. This initially seems believable as he doesn’t seem happy at the moment, whether this is really down to a disagreement with Arsene Wenger, which came to a head against Norwich, or something else. However, I still have hope that we can make amends and at the very least encourage him to run down the existing two years of his contract in north London.
Something which does throw a fly in this story’s ointment is the fact that Eden Hazard has actually confirmed he will be staying at Chelsea next season. This show that although PSG may well have reached out to his and Alexis’ reps, it doesn’t mean a lot unless either player actually wants to talk. That’s when we start to worry.