Arsenal has begun a search for Alexis Sanchez’s replacement should the player decide to leave this summer.
The Gunners have been unable to tie their top goal scorer this season to a new contract as Sanchez continues to demand a salary that the Gunners are unwilling to meet.
Spanish media is now reporting that the Gunners have decided to move ahead with plans to replace the Chilean and they have found a capable replacement for him.
Per the source, they have decided to pursue a deal for former Zenit Saint Petersburg striker Hulk. The Brazilian has made a big money move to the Chinese Super League but has admitted that he has always dreamt of playing in the Premier League.
At the age of 30, he may represent too much risk for Arsenal, but Wenger cares less about that and only wants a player that can replace Sanchez and hit the ground running immediately he arrives at the Emirate.
Hulk has a remarkable goalscoring record in Europe, after scoring 56 goals in 97 games for Zenit and 54 goals in 99 games for Porto.