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Arsenal told us Sanchez would cost £34m - Juventus chief claims

According to the Express, Giuseppe Marotta the Juventus president has revealed that Arsenal gave a reply to the Italian outfits asking for just £34m for Alexis Sanchez before rejecting their bid.

Over the past few months, Sanchez as be subject to enormous speculation linking him with a move away from the Emirates Stadium, as the reports suggest he is growing increasingly unsettled in north London.

There is no concrete evidence to confirm these reports, as the Copa America Cup winner has never talked about anything that might be making him unhappy at Arsenal. However, that has not stopped him being linked with moves away from the Emirates Stadium by the media.

Juventus president, Giuseppe Marotta, has now claimed that when the Turin giants initially approached the north London outfit over the availability of Sanchez this summer, Arsenal allegedly informed them that an offer of £34m (€40m) would be accepted.

Understandably, Juve thought that valuation was more than reasonable so Marotta says they tabled the £34m bid only for Arsenal to tell them that Alexis was no longer for sale.

The Express quote Marotta saying, “Sanchez is a great player, but Arsenal told us he is not on the market,”

“We had asked for the player’s price-tag and Arsenal valued him at €40m (£34m), a sum that we considered reasonable.

“However, once we replied to their demand, the English club let us know that he was not for sale.”

Speaking as an Arsenal fan, I hope that Marotta has been misquoted or something as it would be extremely stupid if Arsenal were even contemplating for one second selling Sanchez for just £34m.

If we were, thankfully it looks like we’ve come to our senses as it would have been one of the worst things to ever happen if Arsenal were to sell the 27-year-old for that much.

In the transfer market now, the likes of Benteke and Sane are worth around £30m, and if they are worth that amount, then Sanchez must be worth £75m in today’s crazy transfer market – especially as he has two years left on his contract.

Let’s hope this puts an end to all the rumours surrounding Alexis’s future and we see him sign a new deal soon with us as I’d be devastated to see him leave this summer.


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