Barcelona want Alexis Sanchez sold this week - Arsenal offer may be over €40m

Arsenal are frontrunners for Alexis Sanchez.

Arsenal could wrap up the signing of Alexis Sanchez this week, report the Spanish media.

Marca write that Barcelona want to close the sale of the Chilean within days, with the Luis Suarez transfer holding the deal up.

The Gunners are front-runners, but Juventus are a real threat, and the player has a big decision to make.

"Arsenal's offer may well be over €40 million, but the possibility of Juventus is still on the table, and would be to the player's liking.

"Barcelona's plan is to seal the transfer this week, immediately after signing Luis Suárez."

The paper add Sanchez's departure is 'very close', while meanwhile Liverpool have given up.

Reports have claimed since last week that the Gunners are Sanchez's first choice if he switches to England, and The Mirror are one of many to add tonight that Liverpool have abandoned their pursuit.

Sanchez would be a major addition to Arsenal, the sort of game-changing signing which can aid their title push next season, and add versatility and creativity along the front line, as well as having a keen eye for goal.

The 25-year-old netted 19 goals in 27 starts in La Liga last season for Barcelona, his third season for the club since signing from Udinese in 2011.


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