Wenger Dismisses 'Media Imagination' Even as Reports Claim Alexis Sanchez Has Agreed 4-Year PSG Deal

Monday July 24th, 2017

​Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed reports claiming star forward Alexis Sanchez has agreed a move to French giants Paris-Saint Germain.

The Chile international has been heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates, with his contract entering its final 12 months and Manchester City and PSG reportedly interested in securing his signature.

However, Wenger has rubbished the transfer talk ahead of the 2017-18 season as Arsenal look to break back into the top four after finishing fifth last term.

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He said, as quoted by ​Goal"It's only media imagination."


When asked whether the potential buyer being a foreign club would make any difference, Wenger responded: "No, it doesn't make any difference."


​​The Sun understand Sanchez has held talks with PSG director Antero Henrique in a Paris hotel, with the former Barcelona attacker eager to join a Champions League side as Arsenal prepare to play Europa League football this season.


A source told The Sun: “His (Sanchez) business here is confidential, but we are very used to having superstar footballers staying.”

​Le Parisien also believe a contract could be agreed quickly between Sanchez and PSG, with Unai Emery's side able to match the ex-Udinese man's wage demands.


A four-year deal could be finalised soon, potentially worth around €40m, as PSG look to secure one of their major transfer targets.


PSG are also said to be interested in Barcelona forward Neymar, who scored twice in the Catalan club's recent 2-1 friendly win over Juventus.

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