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Is this Arsenal’s next transfer saga?

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It was reported a few days ago that Juventus are looking to replace Alvaro Morata – who has impressed at Euro 2016 in an Italian side bereft of any exciting youngsters and as such returned to Real Madrid after activating the buy-back clause – with Alexis Sanchez.

Apparently, the Serie A giants have made the Chilean forward their number one striking target this summer, with his agent Fernando Felicevich understood to be in regular contact with the Italian club.

Sanchez signed for Arsenal in 2014 and quickly lit the Premier League alight with his energetic and impressive performances for the Gunners. As a result, he has become a firm fan favourite at the Emirates and is regarded as one of the finest forwards currently operating in the Premier League.

However, reports are now suggesting that the Chile international is ‘intrigued’ with the idea of returning to Italy, which may have the Arsenal faithful a little worried.

Arsenal fans would absolutely hate to see one their star players depart this summer. But with two-years left on his current contract, it’s hard to envisage Sanchez leaving the club this season – unless something dramatic occurs from now until the end of August.

Arsene Wenger himself will undoubtedly be reluctant to sell, but should it even cross the Frenchman’s mind, then the he will ask for a fee of at least £40 million, having spent £32 million two years ago for Sanchez’s services.

The thought of losing Sanchez to Juventus is unthinkable, especially as the club are short on attacking options already – hence the pursuit of Jamie Vardy.

But anything is impossible in football and should Sanchez decide to call it quits at Arsenal, there is nothing Wenger and co. could really do about it. Yes, Sanchez is under contract until 2018, but this means nothing these days in football and there is no point of having an upset player at the club, is there?

I am slightly concerned about Juventus’ pursuit of Sanchez and reports suggesting he is thinking about a return to Italy, but hopefully the Chilean decides to stay put and extend his current deal beyond 2018.

This transfer rumour will certainly not fizzle out anytime soon. Let’s just hope it turn out good for the Gunners.

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