The Italian saw Idrissa Gana leave for Everton and Ciaran Clark join Newcastle United this week after release clauses were activated in their contracts.
The 26-year-old midfielder produced some eye-popping defensive statistics during his only season at Aston Villa, but was he really as impressive as the numbers suggest?
The Villa chairman says Gana is following ex-captain Fabian Delph in appearing to betray the club.
The French side reportedly failed to meet Gana's £7 million buy-out clause, forcing them to turn their attention to fellow midfielder Sanchez.
The midfielder was one of the few impressive performers for the relegated side last season, and has been linked with Marseille.
The Senegalese midfielder was one of few Aston Villa players to have an superb individual campaign despite the horror year at Villa Park.
HITC Sport puts together a team of the best players to turn out for Newcastle United, Norwich City or Aston Villa this season.
The 26-year-old Aston Villa midfielder has been superb this past season, according to Opta stats.
The Premier League's bottom side are all but relegated with five games left after slipping to a 2-1 loss at Villa Park.
A Harry Kane brace saw Remi Garde's men fall to a 2-0 defeat at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon.