Insider reveals Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez is pushing for transfer

Alexis Sanchez is eager to leave Arsenal in the summer transfer window, according to ESPN FC reporter

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez Photo: Alexis Sanchez/Instagram

Alexis Sanchez is pushing for a move to Bayern Munich this summer, according to ESPN FC reporter David Amoyal.

The Chile international’s future has been a source of relentless speculation over the last six months after Sanchez failed to agree a contract extension with the north London club.

Sanchez has under 12 months remaining on his current deal which has prompted concerns that the South American could leave Arsenal on a free transfer in the 2018 summer transfer window.

However, Arsenal are thought to be loathe to sell the 28-year-old to a Premier League rival, with Chelsea and Manchester City linked with a move to sign the former Barcelona man.

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich has emerged as the most likely destination for the Arsenal star, although the forward’s contract demands are thought to have put a spanner in any potential deal.

Speaking to ESPN FC about the likelihood of Sanchez being a Bayern player next season, Serie A expert Amoyal said:

“With just one year left on his contract with Arsenal, the Chilean striker has a lot of leverage. The Gunners have offered him an extension, but Sanchez is pushing for a move.

“While Manchester City are also interested, sending him to a team abroad may be the best compromise for all involved.

“Bayern Munich are willing to offer Sanchez wages that are comparable to Robert Lewandowski’s to get the deal done, and could make room on their squad by selling Douglas Costa.”

Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season to leave the Gunners facing the prospect of a campaign in the Europa League next term.

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