The Chilean has 18 months left on his current deal and has been in talks with the club over a renewal but speaking to Chilean newspaper La Tercera, Pires said that Sanchez was uncertain about where his future lies:
“I spoke to Alexis last week and asked about the renewal. He told me he didn’t know, that he only cared to play. The renewal is not a subject for Alexis. He doesn’t know what is going to happen, he just wants to play and enjoy.”
It has been widely reported that Sanchez has been subject to a bid from the Chinese Super League. Hebei China Fortune, managed by former Manchester City manager and fellow Chilean Manuel Pellegrini, are believed to have offered Sanchez a huge salary of £400,000-a-week.
Arsenal are said to be prepared to increase Sanchez’s wages significantly but according to Pires, the attacker is still deliberating over his future.