Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti admitted the perennial Bundesliga champions are interested in Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, but admitted the Germans won’t over-pay for the Chilean who is out of contract the following summer. Sanchez is 7/1 to join Bayern this summer but the asking price and reported wage demands could be a stumbling block.
“If an opportunity comes up, the club will be ready. There are lots of rumours. Alexis is a great player but not the only one in the world. I like Alexis. There are possibilities in the transfer market, which can be in many directions,” said Ancelotti, reports the Mirror.
“I believe that the market is currently somewhat crazy – and Bayern is not a crazy club. I know the culture of this club and will not ask for any players for whom the club has to spend crazy sums, but if there are occasions, why not?”
Sanchez is coming off the back of an outstanding season with Arsenal, scoring 31 goals and making 13 assists in all competitions, so it’s little wonder the likes of Manchester City and Bayern are so keen on his signature. But Bayern aren’t going to pay £50m to sign Sanchez this summer, nor will they match his £13m-a-year salary demands.
Manchester City can, but Arsenal don’t want to sell to a domestic rival.