Arsenal are yet to receive any formal offers from interested suitors for talisman Alexis Sánchez, despite constant headlines in the media claiming otherwise.

This is according to reputable BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein, who delivered an update on the Chilean’s future in a tweet on Saturday afternoon that said:

Unsurprisingly, Arsenal supporters were happy to see the news but this doesn’t mean that Alexis will commit to a new contract in the coming months, despite Arsene Wenger’s determination to keep hold of his main assets.

Alexis is scheduled to play in the Confederations Cup final with Chile against Germany on Sunday evening and has left negotiations over a possible extension with the Gunners on hold until after the tournament is complete.

Alexis’s comments earlier in the week suggest that his future is no longer uncertain, as he revealed his next decision is clear in his mind. He of course refused to elaborate when asked.

Manchester City have been heavily linked with a £50m swoop for the 28-year-old forward, who was once again Arsenal’s best player of the season despite a dip in form after Christmas.

Alexis scored 30 goals and created 19 more assists across all competitions last term so it doesn’t come as a surprise to know that Wenger is preparing to build his side around the forward.

Bayern Munich have ruled themselves out of attempts to sign the former Barcelona attacker and a swap deal involving Sergio Aguero has been brought up in hopes that the two Premier League sides could negotiate and eventually complete an eyecatching trade deal involving a world-class attacking duo both reaching the peak years of their respective careers.

That won’t happen either.

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