Juventus are building up the funds to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, according to Tuttosport (via Football-Italia.net).
The Bianconeri are aware they will need a significant transfer war chest if they are going to attempt to land the Chilean international in the summer, and so they are seeking to retain all the money from the eventual sales of Kingsley Coman and Simone Zaza into an offer for Sanchez.
Coman has been on loan at Bayern Munich for the past two years, but will move permanently at the end of the season for an agreed price of €21million. With Zaza’s move to Valencia in January, a purchase agreement was put in place that will see the La Liga club pay Juve up to €18million to sign the Italian international permanently in the summer.
Of course, €40m will not be enough to land Sanchez if he indeed even becomes available. The Chilean is 28, and in the prime of his career, and despite his contract expiring in 2018, Arsenal would command a much higher fee if the forward walks away from contract talks.