Date: 29th December 2016 at 9:00pm
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Inter Milan are still hopeful of signing Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez in the summer, according to calciomercato.com.

The Chilean star has been linked regularly with a move to the Giuseppe Meazza in the Italian press ever since reports emerged of the 28-year-old’s negotiations over a new contract.

Inter, who are owned by Chinese consortium the Suning Group, believe the presence of Chilean team mate Gary Medel at the club could prove important, on top of the excellent relations they already have with Sanchez’s agent.

Sanchez’s current deal expires in 2018 but it has been widely reported that the Gunners are struggling to meet the Chilean’s contract demands which are believed to be near £400,000 a week.

Carlos Tevez has become the highest paid player in the world after his switch to Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua. The Argentinian is now believed to be earning £615,000 a week after leaving Boca Juniors. The financial might of Chinese clubs and Chinese owners has inflated wage demands across top European leagues, and is no doubt playing a key role in the doubts over Sanchez’s future at the Emirates.