Juventus have apparently bid £25m for Alexis Sanchez, which we’ve understandably turned down.

Juve have been after Alexis for a while now having reportedly made him their priority signing after selling Alvaro Morata back to Real Madrid. Although the chances of us selling him fullstop are slim-to-none, the Italians aren’t going to get anywhere if their first bid of £25m is anything to go by. Oh, you know, just about £10m less than we signed him from Barcelona.

Would we really sell him for less – far less – than we bought him when he’s one of our star players? No. Keep dreaming.

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Argentina’s Nicolas Otamendi (L) and Chile’s Alexis Sanchez vie for the ball during the Copa America Centenario final in East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States, on June 26, 2016. (NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Juve probably already know this as, according to other reports, we’ve promptly turned the offer down (not for the first time, I might add). It’s far more likely that they’re testing the waters, trying to figure out if we can be swayed even a little bit so they know whether it’s actually worth returning with a larger sum or whether it’ll all just be a huge waste of time (fingers crossed for the latter).

Hopefully, rumours Alexis wants to leave Arsenal are unfounded because he’s staying, whether he likes it or not. Even if I have to fight Juve myself.