Date: 16th December 2016 at 12:24pm
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I’m sure Manuel Pellegrini would welcome him at his present club as this would be a no brainer – who in their right mind isn’t going to want Alexis Sanchez!

Arsenal’s contract negotiations with Alexis continue to rumble on. All the while this is the case he’ll be linked with other clubs. In fact speculation mentioning him with a move to others would no doubt continue with or without a long-term contract in place.

Most recently he’s been talked about in terms of a move to China. Interest that has now been confirmed by former Manchester City boss Pellegrini who said he would welcome him ‘immediately’ at Hebei China Fortune.

The Sun has quoted Alexis’ fellow Chilean as saying.

‘If Alexis wants to come, we have a club for him right now. He can come to join us in China immediately. Alexis has always done things the right way. Chinese football is growing every day and the interest in going there is increasing all the time.’


‘Maybe at this moment it is difficult to get elite players to leave Europe for China but once they understand the environment and the great project that is building there I am sure many will come over.’

I don’t think it’s ‘the project’ some are interested in as the money has sold many a transfer to a number of players already. However, would that – the money – tempt Alexis to the Chinese Super League?

Arsene Wenger wouldn’t be drawn on this as when asked in his conference ahead of the weekend game he’s quoted by as saying.

‘If people want to go to China, they go to China. I have completely different worries today ahead of the City game. I think I closed that subject, there is nothing more to add.’

Question for an update on Alexis’ Arsenal future and if there had been any developments on the contract front he simply answered ‘no.’

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