Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal 'have made £32m offer' for Barcelona star... but will he choose Gunners over Liverpool?
Arsene Wenger has entered the race for the 25-year-old, according to reports
Arsenal have entered the race for Liverpool target Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.
Read more: Liverpool open official talks with Barcelona for Luis Suarez
Barcelona reveal there have been 'offers' for Sanchez
Arsene Wenger has offered Barcelona £32m for the Barcelona and Chile star, with the French manager ready to convince Sanchez that he should go to north London ahead of a number of other chasing clubs, led by Liverpool.
According to goal.com, Wenger will meet Sanchez’s agent in Brazil this week in a development that is sure to rock Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool.
With Barcelona in pole position to land Luis Suarez, Liverpool had hoped that Sanchez, who scored 21 goals for Barca last season, would be a makeweight in any potential deal for the Uruguayan star.
Manchester United and Juventus are also being strongly linked with the 25-year-old.
After impressive performances for a hard working Chile side, Arsene Wenger, who is in Brazil doinas a pundit for French TV, made Sanchez his No 1 summer target.
Thee Gunners are confident that their structured bid will be accepted by the Catalan club, with Wenger ready to turn on the charm to bring him to the Emirates.
Earlier this week Barcelona’s sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta said that they would be willing to let Sanchez go, although it has been widely reported that he would be part of a blockbuster deal for Luis Suarez. Luis Suarez looks set to leave Liverpool for Barcelona
"Regarding the future of Alexis Sanchez, there have been offers for the player," the 52-year-old said on Tuesday.
"But I do not know how it will all end - we are looking for a solution which will be best for everyone."
Liverpool chief Ian Ayre met with Barcelona delegates on Wednesday to discuss potential deals for Suarez and Sanchez.
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