Bayer Leverkusen are not thinking about selling Leon Bailey, according to club general manager Jonas Boldt.

Arsenal and Chelsea have been watching Bailey during his highly impressive season in the Bundesliga.

The 20-year-old has six goals and four assists in 14 league appearances this season.

Unsurprisingly, Bayer Leverkusen are not about to let him go without a fight.

Their general manager, Jonas Boldt, is adamant that he’ll not be sold.

“There is no offer for Leon and there are no thoughts of selling him,” he said, as reported by the Express.

“His contract runs until 2022. 

“We are in control of the situation.”

Bailey, who was signed from Belgian side Genk in January 2017, is a pacey wide player.

As such, he’s been billed as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez.

Alexis is expected to leave the club, either in January or in the summer.

While Bailey seems a talented player, playing well for half-a-season in Germany hardly makes him the best candidate to replace one of the best players in the Premier League.

He would be one for the future, while Arsenal would need someone who can produce right away.

Chelsea are also showing interest in the winger, and have had a £22m bid reject, according to the Express. They could be looking at him to replace Eden Hazard, who recently turned down Chelsea’s latest offer. That, however, also seems unlikely.

All of this suggests that it’s going to take a huge transfer fee for Leverkusen to even consider letting Bailey go.

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