French Reports Claim PSG Sporting Director Is in London for Talks With Agent of Alexis Sanchez
Paris Saint-Germain are not giving up hope on convincing Arsenal to let Alexis Sanchez leave - despite the Gunners already revealing they have no plans to sell their star man.
Arsene Wenger told the press on Wednesday that a "decision had been made" by the club not to part with their talismanic striker, but that has not stopped Le Parisien from alleging that PSG are still in the hunt for his signature.
The French newspaper has claimed that PSG sporting director Antero Henrique jetted in to London recently to try and thrash out a deal for the Chile international, though there has been no indication as to whether Arsenal entertained overtures from the Ligue 1 giants or not.
PSG have been installed as the new favourites to lure Sanchez away from north London, but following Wenger's dismissal of that idea, would struggle to persuade the Gunners to accept any possible offer.
Sanchez still has just 12 months left to run on his contract at the Emirates and, while Arsenal would be mad to let him leave for free in a year's time, the FA Cup holders remain confident that he will sign a contract extension with them in the coming months.
The 28-year-old has so far rejected any attempts from the Emirates Stadium-based side to add to his already accrued three years in the Premier League, and reports still suggest that Sanchez is holding out for around £280,000-a-week - a massive increase in salary and one that would break the club's current wage structure.
I know what Wenger has said on Sanchez going nowhere and he may well be right. But PSG certainly in for him and feel there's a good chance.— Jason Burt (@JBurtTelegraph) July 18, 2017
Manchester City and top flight champions Chelsea were thought to be giving serious consideration to signing Sanchez earlier in the summer as they vied with PSG for the ex-Barcelona man.
However, ahead of Arsenal's pre-season friendly win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday, Wenger confirmed his club's stance over a potential Sanchez departure.
He said: “The decision has been made and we will stick to that. The decision is not to sell.”