Wenger: Ozil could still stay, but Sanchez will go


That is the question that Sanchez is being faced with for real, with both Manchester City and Manchester United chasing the Chilean this month.

"It looks like Sanchez will not extend his contract, but we want to keep Jack and if we have an opportunity maybe to keep Ozil, the rebuild will be less deep than if all three left". "He's a great player and he knows very well that in my first season at Juventus we tried to buy him from Udinese, and then he chose to go to Barcelona".

"These guys want to win, and they want to make money as well".

Arsenal have identified Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria as the man they wish to replace Alexis Sanchez with, according to Don Balon. If Pep wants him again now, I'm sure he's thinking: 'I'm going to go there second time round and do it properly this time'.

At a news conference later in the day, Conte was asked what he had said to the player when the two spoke in the Stamford Bridge tunnel ahead of Wednesday's EFL Cup tie between Chelsea and Arsenal.

"I maintain what I said".

Arsene Wenger says the future of Alexis Sanchez is still unclear amid heavy interest from Manchester City and Manchester United.

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If a deal can not be agreed with any club, Sanchez will be able to leave when his contract expires in the summer - a situation Arsenal are keen to avoid as they would receive nothing.

Fred impressed for Shakhtar during their recent qualification from the Champions League group stages, when the Ukrainian champions became the only team to beat Guardiola's City so far this season. Everyone is onto what you are trying to do in the market, and buying the best players costs an very bad lot of money.

As for Sanchez, well, there's no way you could say that Arsenal are a better team without him.

"In the big clubs you have a choice: you reduce the number of players and you increase the wages, trying to fight with the massive clubs", Wenger said.

With Danny Welbeck never looking like he's going on a prolific run, Alex Iwobi attracting the wrong headlines and Alexandre Lacazette going eight games without a goal, things don't look particularly promising on that front.

Jose Mourinho isn't exactly the kind of person to shy away from the limelight, give him a chance and he'll make sure the spotlight shines brightly where he wants it to.