Bertrand Metayer, PSG specialist with Le Parisien, believes that the French side are ‘serious’ in their interest in Alexis Sanchez and that discussions have taken place between the clb and the player’s representatives.

Speaking in a Q&A, Metayer was asked if PSG’s interest was serious and he replied, “Yes, it is serious.

“There have been exchanges between the club and the player’s representatives.

“In the meantime, it is not a done deal. Talks are carrying on.

“But it is certain that his profile is liked by the Paris deciders (ie club officials who will make transfer decisions).

Arsenal are believed to want to sell Alexis out of the Premier League if they can, a not unreasonable desire given the blue-based alternatives.

Alexis has said that he wants to see out his contract at Arsenal, perhaps eyeing a free transfer to Chelsea when it’s up, a move Arsenal would be unable to stop.