If there was one certainty in this summer’s transfer window for Arsenal, it would be Alexis Sanchez staying for at least another year at the Emirates.
An integral part of Arsène Wenger’s plans in recent years, the Chilean forward has shown the world he is capable of producing in any league, with the Premier League no exception to already very good spells in Spain and Italy.
The Serie A champions know, of course, any deal would be very difficult, considering Wenger’s and Arsenal’s reluctance to see one of their best players go.
Sanchez himself isn’t likely to force a move, but there is a general hope floating around at the Italian club, as well as within the Italian press, that Juventus’ recent track record in the Champions League (which has been better than Arsenal’s) and his past in Italy might be enough to convince him.
As for the fee, Arsenal paid around €40m for the player, meaning they’d obviously want to make as much of that back as possible, and Corriere say €35m might do the trick, which, frankly, we highly doubt.
This seems more like a pipe dream from Juventus and co. for the time being, but, of course, we all know anything can happen in football, and if Sanchez wants a move back to Serie A, will Arsenal want to stand in his way?