Manchester City reportedly could wait until next year to sign Alexis Sanchez.
- Any club could sign Alexis for free next year if no extension is signed
- Wenger claims he won’t let Chilean leave this summer
- Bayern Munich, Chelsea, and PSG all linked
Given that Alexis only has a year left on his current Arsenal deal, if City are patient, they could sign him for free after next season and even begin negotiations in the winter, which is reportedly what they might be willing to do.
Arsene Wenger and the Chilean have both suggested that regardless of whether Alexis signs a contract extension, he will see out the remainder of his existing deal in north London.
City have been heavily linked with Alexis recently, with Pep Guardiola allegedly making the forward his main priority this summer and even apparently ruling out the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who City tried to sign last year and who the Bundesliga club have made clear is for sale ahead of the club’s pre-season in Sweden.
While Bayern Munich seemed to be the main club in the frame at the end of the season, they’ve apparently been put off by his massive wage demands.
City are apparently willing to pay £40m for Alexis, but Arsenal want £50m.
Chelsea, Juventus, PSG, and most recently, Real Madrid, have all also been linked.