Arsenal fans have called on Arsene Wenger to get Manchester United star Anthony Martial in a player-plus-cash deal for attacker Alexis Sanchez.
Manchester City have been heavily linked with the Chilean but The Telegraph reported this week that Manchester United have joined their cross-city rivals in the hunt.
Sanchez is out of contract at Arsenal this summer and failing to sell him this month will likely see the former Barcelona ace leave for free in June.
It certainly seems like Arsenal might have to sell to one of those Manchester clubs, but Paul Merson suggested to Sky Sports that the Gunners should ask for Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a straight swap deal for Sanchez, given the lack of time Wenger has to sign a replacement.
Fans of the North London club are open to the idea of getting a player in return, but quite a few on Twitter want Wenger to pay a bit more and get the France international in a player-plus-cash deal.
would take martial all day long kids class just needs games— phil fox (@pfoxey) January 13, 2018
I’d offer 50 million plus Sanchez— Rich (@lmjgooner) January 13, 2018
#AFC | If Man Utd are willing to include Martial in any deal then I would take thst all day long. I'm just not sure about Mkhitaryan, something doesn't click for me— Chris Davison (@c11davison) January 12, 2018
Martial and money or no deal. Easy— Lacazettes (@Lacazettes) January 12, 2018
I'd take a Martial straight swap!— MattJS (@listenoldchap) January 12, 2018
Martial needs to be included even if we pay more on top— أزار (@azr791) January 12, 2018
I would take Martial in a swap for Alexis...— #SaveTheCrew (@j3rfAFC) January 13, 2018
I know I’m reaching here but I’ll be so happy if Arsenal could do a swap and get Martial always said he’s a Arsenal player in a Man Utd shirt— • (@AFC4L) January 13, 2018
Truthfully, it seems unlikely that Jose Mourinho would be willing to let the 22-year-old - valued at around £57 million, according to Transfermarkt - join Arsenal in return for Sanchez.
Martial is not a first-team regular under Mourinho, with 11 of his 20 Premier League appearances coming off the bench.
But this is a man who once refused to let Demba Ba join the Gunners, so it does not seem plausible that the former Chelsea boss would sanction a move for Martial.