Atletico Madrid are planning a raid on Arsenal as they bid to take Alexis Sanchez away from them.
Contract rebel, Alexis Sanchez is one of Diego Simeone’s favourite players and the Argentine is ready to pounce if the transfer saga rumbles on, and Atletico successfully appeal their transfer ban.
If Atletico are successful in the appeal, they would likely make the Chilean their first signing for next season.
Sanchez, 28, has a contract till 2018, but is reluctant to sign an extension, this has forced the Gunners to consider selling the Chilean since they might lose him for free in the summer of 2018.
He recently told reporters that he wants to remain in London, but wants to play for a team with a “winning mentality”. We do not know for sure if this is an indication that he is more ambitious than the Gunners or an informal come and get me plea to neighbours, Chelsea.
Diego Simeone believes he can tempt the South American with his charisma and the lure of playing with a team that has so much swagger and are genuine Champions League contenders.