Chile released their Confederations Cup squad with Alexis Sánchez featuring, though speculation has once again been sparked by their costly mistake on social media, listing him as a Bayern Munich player.

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Costly mistake: Chile announced their squad for the Confederations Cup on Twitter with this image, Alexis listed as a Bayern player

With a year left on his contract, Alexis’ long-term plans for the future have been heavily speculated on all season long. Chile’s mistake when announcing the squad on Twitter was quickly corrected, but spotted early enough to cause confusion and panic among supporters who feel as though it’s increasingly likely that Sánchez will depart this summer in search of a step-up in quality and consistency elsewhere.

The Confederations Cup itself will take place in Russia this year, from 17 June to 2 July 2017 and Chile themselves are in Group B along with Australia, Cameroon and World Cup winners Germany.

Alexis has already amassed 100 international caps for La Roja since his debut in 2006, but it’s where he’ll be playing after the tournament that has once again hit the headlines ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup Final clash with Chelsea.

Arsenal’s failure to finish in the UEFA Champions League places has meant their key players have an important decision to make about their respective futures, and the 28-year-old talisman has already been courted by some of the Gunners’ Premier League rivals as well as Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

Wenger has already stressed the fact that Alexis will not leave this summer, though he could be persuaded by offers outside England’s top flight in the knowledge that he wouldn’t be strengthening a direct rival.

Alexis’s compatriot Arturo Vidal has already urged the forward to join him in Germany and naturally, Carlo Ancelotti’s side are reportedly frontrunners to sign him should he make clear he has a desire to leave at some stage in the coming months.

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