Serie A giants Juventus want to sign Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez and are willing to offer Mario Mandzukic as part of a deal to bring the Chilean attacker to Turin, according to Calcio Mercato Web.
The South American forward has been a revelation since opting to join the Emirates Stadium outfit from Barcelona two years ago and is a critical player for Arsene Wenger’s side.
However, Sanchez has been touted with undertaking negotiations with Arsenal over a new contract for a number of months but as yet there has been no breakthrough.
Juve could do business with Arsenal as Wenger would like to take Mandzukic to London in exchange for Sanchez. pic.twitter.com/T8R746uGBe
— Juventus News (@paulpogbom) September 16, 2016
The report suggests that the cash-rich Serie A champions are willing to break the bank to land the Chile international – and will offer Croatian forward Mandzukic as part of the deal.
Arsenal will surely resist any attempt by Juventus to sign Sanchez, but the player’s motivations will be a clear indicator of where he plays his football in the future – whether the Bianconeri’s interest is concrete or not.
The Gunners need to start challenging for major silverware if they are to keep hold of their best players and attract stars of a similar standard to North London.
Sanchez scored the all-important equaliser for Wenger’s charges in a 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday night.