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Alexis Sanchez wanted by PSG as Zlatan Ibrahimovic 'replacement'

Tom Sheen

Published 06/04/2016 | 11:40

Alexis Sanchez Photo: Paul Childs/Action Images
Alexis Sanchez Photo: Paul Childs/Action Images

Paris Saint-Germain have identified Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez as a possible replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to reports in Chile.

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With the Swedish striker out of contract at the end of the season and expected to leave the Parc des Princes, the Ligue 1 champions will be keen to make a big splash in the transfer market.

According to AS Chile, manager Laurent Blanc is a huge fan of the 27-year-old.

With Edinson Cavani likely to play a more central role in Paris next season - if he stays at the club - Sanchez, who operates on the left, is seen as a perfect compliment to the Uruguayan.

However, the French club are said to be aware that it will be difficult to prise Sanchez away from north London, where he is said to be extremely happy.

Arsenal are expected to offer Sanchez, as well as Mesut Ozil, an improved contract at the end of the season.

Sanchez was named in the Premier League Team of the Year in his debut season in England, helping Arsenal win the FA Cup, although injuries have limited him during this campaign.

He has just 12 goals and 10 assists this season compared to the 24 and 12 he managed in 2014-15.

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