Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool are set to battle it out for superb Chilean…
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Liverpool and Manchester United, along with consecutive Ligue 1 champions PSG, have made concrete bids for one of the planet’s most exciting attackers…
Catalan daily Sport claims that the three European powerhouses have all made offers for Barcelona’s Chilean sensation Alexis Sanchez – in an attempt to lure him away the Nou Camp.
The 25-year-old enjoyed a superb season with Barcelona last term, although his team finished the campaign without any silverware. Sanchez though scored 21 goals in all competitions, and registered 15 assists too – which has alerted specific attention from both Liverpool and United.
The English clubs believed they could tempt Sanchez with a pivotal role at each of their clubs, as despite his goals and performances, the Chilean often found himself on the bench behind the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Pedro.
However, Barcelona recently claimed that Sanchez was not for sale, and that the club aimed to keep hold of him ahead of next season with new manager Luis Enrique in charge.
“Alexis is not a Barcelona player who is on the market,” the Catalan club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu announced.
“He has a contract with us and that is the only thing that counts. He has had an excellent season for us.
“Obviously, he is part of our plans for next season. We have always wanted him here and he is a highly valued player at this club.”
PSG might be targeting the South American as an alternative to Chelsea’s Belgian sensation Eden Hazard, who is their rumoured no.1 target this summer.
Manchester Untied are planning a squad overhaul this transfer window, with new manager Louis van Gaal given an apparent £220m warchest to sign a host of new stars.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is desperate to strengthen ahead of next season’s Champions League campaign, and with wonderkid Raheem Sterling the only current top notch wide option, Sanchez has emerged as a key target.
Despite the official bids, it seems unlikely that any of the mentioned sides will be able to convince Sanchez to join.