Alexis Sanchez & PSG
For the second day running, Arsenal fans are being fed stories claiming Alexis Sanchez could be on his way to PSG.
Those stories have sprung up in the wake of comments from Sanchez last weekend which suggested he’s done with the Gunners.
Talking to local reporters during his holiday in Chile, Alexis plainly stated his aim is to play Champions League football, which Arsenal, of course, have only qualified for the Europa League in 2017-18.
In the bigger picture, the South American star only has 12 months remaining on his Arsenal contract.
Man City have been mooted as a possible suitor for Sanchez, while noise is growing louder PSG could end up signing Arsene Wenger’s best player.
L’Equipe front cover
On Tuesday, Alexis Sanchez graces the front cover of L’Equipe as PSG links are tabled.
The main takeaway from the article is that PSG are back in the market for Alexis Sanchez.
Included in the article is the suggestion that Sanchez wants to earn 300,000 euros a week from any future employer.
Another point of interest in the L’Equipe report is that PSG’s attempts to sign Alexis reflect how the Ligue 1 side are beginning to give up hope that they can sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco.
L’Equipe also mention that if Alexis cannot be picked up, PSG could turn their focus to Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho or Borussia DOrtmund’s Ousmane Dembele.
How realistic is it that PSG sign Coutinho?
While the rumours have been around for a while, as are claims the Brazilian is a target for Barcelona, Liverpool fans shouldn’t be too worried right now.
Back at the start of the year, Coutinho agreed a five year deal with Liverpool. That keeps him under contract until 2022.
Crucially, reports at the time announced that there is no release clause in Coutinho’s contract.
One suspects PSG would need to offer the Reds at least 90 million euros for Coutinho, and even then Liverpool could reject that approach.
A Sanchez-PSG update also appears in Le Parisien this week.
Le Parisien say the Arsenal-PSG deal for Sanchez remains a track for the summer, with the French club still interested.