The rumours first started to appear at the time the players representatives had reportedly told Arsenal that they had received an offer near to the £300,000 per week from the Far East. We had heard that they wanted Arsenal to match that amount to keep hold of their client beyond this summer as almost immediately, Chelsea were being linked with the player in addition to Manchester City knowing that both clubs would be willing to pay substantial wages to him if he was to become available.
Speaking recently, Alexis Sanchez has given a strong indication that he intends to stay in London beyond the summer but has an eye on moving from North to West London with Chelsea being his first choice for a potential move if the clubs can come together to agree a fee.
“I am happy in London and I hope to finish my contract at Arsenal.
I want to stay in a winning team and keep playing in the same city. I want to play in a team that has aspirations.
I’m 28 years old, I still have a lot ahead of me. I am a player who takes great care of himself.”
It’s the fact that he talks of being happy in London and wants to play in a team that has aspirations (of being successful) that gives an indication of a potential move away from North London.