Arsene Wenger says that he has had no contact with PSG over the potential sale of Alexis Sanchez, despite many papers saying that the French club had made substantial bids for the Arsenal man.
Last month the Arsenal manager referred to the stories as ‘media imagination‘, and on the day that the press in France reported a £50m+ offer from the Qatari wealth fund backed club, Arseblog News was informed by Arsenal that no such bid had been received by them.
Speaking at his press conference today, Wenger said that to his knowledge PSG were after Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe, not Sanchez.
“I think if you read the French papers they are on Mbappe’s case to finish their transfer market,” he said.
“That’s what I read in the papers and on my side I had no contact at all with Paris Saint-Germain.”
There has been a strong reaction from some Arsenal fans to the news that Sanchez has been ruled out for around two weeks, suspicious that he was being sidelined ahead of a sale, but as it has been all summer the club’s message has been consistent that the player is not for sale.
In fact, Wenger remains hopeful he can be convinced to extend his stay. Speaking about an extension, he said, “It’s always possible when players are in final year of contract.
“We will try to extend the contract. There’s no reason why we shouldn’t do it but we are not there yet.”