Atletico Madrid To Raid Arsenal For Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez looks dejected.

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Alexis Sanchez is at the centre of a bidding war for his signature as the ongoing rumours of his potential Arsenal exit intensify.

The Chilean attacker will be out of contract in 18 months, and hasn’t yet taken a call on a fresh deal, with reports claiming he is becoming increasingly frustrated with life in North London.

According to French website, Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain are also preparing a £60m summer bid for the Arsenal man.

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They believe they can trick Arsenal by offering less than what they think Sanchez is worth if Arsene Wenger allows him to step into the final year of his contract, while the threat of a free transfer looms large.

PSG recently signed Julian Draxler from Wolfsburg, but are keen to add more firepower to their team following the exit of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the summer.

However, Spanish outlet Don Balon claim Atletico Madrid are considering Sanchez as a replacement for Antoine Griezmann if the Frenchman decides to join Manchester United at the end of this season.

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Griezmann has been identified as Jose Mourinho’s number one target for the summer, with the United boss seeing him as the perfect long-term replacement for Wayne Rooney.

Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid are confident Sanchez will be willing to return to La Liga, and will be excited to link up with a world class manager like Diego Simeone.

Even if Griezmann does not leave the club, Atletico could raise the necessary funds for the Chilean hotshot by selling Saul Niguez, who is grabbing the attention of a number of top clubs across Europe.

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