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Alexis Sanchez: likely to leave Arsenal

The Alexis Sanchez and Arsenal transfer saga appears to be edging ever closer to the finish line. With the Chilean set to leave for a Premier League rival, which club is likely to be his next destination?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has remained resolute and insistent that Alexis Sanchez, whose contract will expire at the end of the 2017-18 campaign, will put pen to paper on a fresh deal at the Emirates Stadium. The rhetoric from the Sanchez camp has been the complete opposite though, with sources close to the player insisting that his time at the club has been up for some time.

The Gunners have their most expensive ever contract on the table prepared and waiting for Sanchez to sign, with terms believed to be worth over £260,000 per week and a three year extension for the forward. However, Sanchez has simply decided that he wants to move elsewhere and play in the Champions League, therefore likely bringing the curtains down on his Arsenal career.

Last summer, Pep Guardiola‘s Man City had agreed a £65 million transfer package to bring Sanchez to the Etihad Stadium, only for a deal to fall through on transfer deadline day after Arsenal‘s pursuit of a replacement in Thomas Lemar fell through. Sanchez has looked a shadow of his former self this season. Many have speculated that Sanchez has not been putting in a shift in…

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