Juventus president makes bold claim about Arsenal and Alexis Sanchez transfer

Arsenal have turned down an offer from Juventus for Alexis Sanchez, according to the Italian club's president

Arsenal have rejected an advance from Juventus for Alexis Sanchez despite quoting the Serie A champions a price for the Chile forward at £34m, according to the Italian club’s president.

The Arsenal forward was one of the stars of Copa America as Sanchez helped to inspire his national team to glory in the competition in successive years.

The 28-year-old has only won the FA Cup since his move to the north London side from La Liga giants Barcelona following the 2014 World Cup.

Juventus have been linked with a host of different centre-forwards in the summer transfer window following Alvaro Morata’s return to Real Madrid earlier this month.

However, the Serie A champions’s president Giuseppe Marotta revealed that Juventus have been left frustrated in their attempts to sign Arsenal star Sanchez despite the Gunners providing a valuation of the Chile international.

“Sanchez is a great player, but Arsenal told us he is not on the market,” Marotta told Chilean newspaper El Mercurio.

“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.”

Sanchez has netted 29 times in 65 appearances in Serie A for the Gunners following his big-money move to the Emirates Stadium in 2014.

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The forward spent three seasons in Serie A with Udinese before he joined Barcelona in 2011.

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side will host Liverpool in their opening game of the Premier League season at The Emirates.

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