Alexis Sanchez is unlikely to join Bayern Munich this summer for monetary reasons, according to the German press.

  • Bayern don’t want to pay inflated transfer fee
  • They also don’t want to break their wage structure

Despite being heavily linked with the German champions this summer, the feeling in Germany seems to be that the deal won’t happen. According to Kicker via Transfermarkt, a move is looking increasingly unlikely as Bayern have doubts about the financial side of the deal.

The perennial Bundesliga champions are reluctant to pay the £50m Arsenal are supposedly demanding, especially given Alexis entering the final year of his contract. In addition, they’re not prepared to meet Alexis’ wage demands of £280k-per-week as they feel it would break their wage structure.

Bayern operate with a very tight wage structure and have no qualms selling players that try to break it, as was the case with Toni Kroos’ move to Real Madrid in 2015. Alexis would earn more than the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller at Bayern and the club fear a move would result in those two players demanding new contracts.

Arsenal’s chances of keeping the player could increase with one less club interested in signing him.