In the wake of today’s 3-0 friendly defeat to Chelsea, Arsene Wenger has dismissed stories linking Alexis Sanchez with a move to PSG.
Reports from France suggested the Chilean and his agent met with representatives of the French club in Paris yesterday, and that they were ready to test Arsenal’s mettle with a bid in the region of £70m.
However, the Arsenal manager has been consistent in his message about Sanchez, saying last week that the club had made a decision not to sell him, and today he was equally strident.
“It is only media imagination,” he said after the game. And when asked if it might make a difference that Arsenal would selling him abroad rather than to a Premier League rival, he continued, “No, it doesn’t make any difference.”
So while Alexis might well fancy a change of scenery, it looks increasingly likely that he’ll have to wait at least 12 months before he gets to play elsewhere.