Arsene Wenger has repeatedly stressed that Sanchez will not be sold during this transfer window. However, former Gunners’ midfielder and current pundit Paul Merson believes that Manchester United can get the Chilean attacker for a bid higher than £50 million.
Alexis Sanchez has just a year left on his contract with Arsenal, and the player has been a topic of great interest from a number of clubs across Europe.
Yet, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has maintained that he will not be sold during this transfer window. The determined French manager is even open to let Sanchez leave for free next year than sell him this year.
While talking to Starsport, Merson said: “Manchester United should make a bid of more than £50m for Alexis Sanchez because he could bring them the title.
“I wouldn’t get too carried away by the way they steamrolled West Ham last Sunday because they are still a player short for me. For the first 25 minutes or so of that game they never looked like scoring.”
“But if they got Sanchez, I would. He would make a massive difference. Arsenal won’t sell him to a rival for £50m but if United offered £60m or £70m he goes. United can afford it as well. They would get most of it back in shirt sales,” he concluded.
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