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Alexis Sanchez future 'clear' as forward refuses to commit to Arsenal

The Chilean has been linked with a £50m move to Manchester City in recent days

Samuel Lovett
Friday 30 June 2017 12:03 BST
Alexis Sanchez is yet to sign a new contract with Arsenal
Alexis Sanchez is yet to sign a new contract with Arsenal (Getty)

Alexis Sanchez has admitted that a decision has been made on his future but stopped short of confirming what his next move would be amid speculation of a summer switch to Manchester City.

City are reportedly leading the race to sign Sanchez, with Pep Guardiola set to make a £50m swoop for the 28-year-old after Bayern Munich cooled their interest in the player.

Sanchez has refused to sign a new deal at Arsenal and is out of contract next summer as talks over an extension continue to stall.

It’s understood City are prepared to pay Arsenal's prized possession £300,000-a-week in a bid to lure him away from the Emirates.

And speaking ahead of Chile’s Confederations Cup final against Germany, Sanchez revealed that his future has already been decided.

Sat alongside teammate Claudio Bravo, the forward was asked if would be joining the goalkeeper at City next season, to which he replied: “Good question! Right now I’m focused on the Confederations Cup."

Sanchez then confirmed he had made a decision when asked if his future was clear in his mind, adding: "Yes it's clear, but I can't tell you."

He also batted down a question over his Arsenal future.

"I don't know, my friend, I don't know," he told Sky Sports News when pushed on what the chances were of him staying put.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said Sanchez will not be allowed to leave this summer and he would rather see the player leave on a free transfer at the end of his contract next year.

The club's record signing, Mesut Ozil, is in the same position with reports last season claiming the pair want parity with the Premier League's top earners before signing fresh terms.

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