Arsenal & Liverpool Make Offers For Barcelona Star

Could Sanchez make his way to the Premier League this summer?

Manu Fernandez/AP/Press Association ImagesManu Fernandez/AP/Press Association ImagesBarcelona winger Alexis Sanchez is the subject of bids from several teams, according to the club€™s Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta. It is thought that the offers come from Premier League duo Arsenal and Liverpool, who have both been heavily linked with Sanchez. The Chile international has enjoyed an impressive 12 months, scoring 20 goals last season for Barcelona and shining at the FIFA World Cup. The London Evening Standard is now reporting that Barcelona have admitted to receiving a number of bids for Sanchez. €œRegarding the future of Alexis Sanchez, there have been offers for the player,€ said Zubizarreta. €œBut I do not how it will all end €“ we are looking for a solution which will be best for everyone.€ Arsenal are thought to be very keen on Sanchez, as the club look to strengthen their attacking options for the upcoming season. The North London side have also enquired after Real Madrid€™s Karim Benzema, but fear he maybe set to sign a new contract with the Champions League holders. Liverpool meanwhile, have already been very active in the transfer market, securing deals for Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Rickie Lambert. However, the possible departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona means that Brendan Rodgers€™ team are expected to continue their spending. It has been touted that Sanchez could in fact be part of the deal which sees Suarez join Barcelona. This could see the Uruguayan€™s £80 million price tag halved, due to the addition of Sanchez into the transfer. But, it is currently reported that Sanchez€™s preferred destination is Arsenal, with the Metro stating the 22-year-old has made this point clear to Barcelona officials.
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Simon is an NCTJ qualified sports journalist. He has conducted interviews with Tony Adams and Peter Shilton, while also having work published in The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. Follow him on Twitter via @sr_collings.