Tuesday 21 November 2017

'I'm convinced we'll find an agreement' - Arsene Wenger delivers positive update on Alexis Sanchez transfer saga

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez
Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez

Evan Bartlett

In a boost for Arsenal fans, Arsene Wenger has said he believes Alexis Sanchez will sign a new contract with the club.

Rumours that he could be on his way out were strengthened after it emerged the Chilean forward refused to speak to his teammates after their draw with Bournemouth on Tuesday.

With reported interest from Juventus, Inter and even Chelsea, Wenger told beIN Sports: "Alexis Sanchez is a committed player who wants to stay. I'm convinced we'll find an agreement."

The future of both Alexis and Mesut Ozil has been in doubt in recent weeks, with both players still yet to sign extensions to their contracts which run out in 18 months.

Addressing the issue, Wenger said: "When the players want to stay it's easier to find an agreement. We can certainly find an agreement. You cannot put the club in jeopardy as well for the players.

"I think no matter what happens we'll try to keep them and we'll go as high as we can and if we cannot go further, we cannot go further. That's basically it. That's the way you have to manage a football club."

The other big gossip surrounding the Gunners this morning is that Wenger is interested in Torino forward Andrea Belotti.

What the notoriously frugal Frenchman is apparently less interested in, however, is the reported £50m price tag the Italian club have attached to him.

Belotti has scored 14 goals in 18 appearances for the Serie A side this season as well as making four assists.

Manchester United and Chelsea are also supposedly interested in the 23-year-old, but The Sun reckons Wenger wants to hold out until the summer.

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