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Arsenal’s title ambitions were dealt a potentially devastating blow despite their incredible comeback for a draw at Bournemouth.
And Sanchez , who Standard Sport revealed earlier last month wants around £250,000-a-week to extend a contract that is set to expire in 17 months, has been the subject of reported interest from China, where it has been claimed he could earn £400,000-a-week.
Former Manchester City manager Pellegrini, now in charge at Super League side Hebei China Fortune, has made no secret of his past desire to coach his compatriot Sanchez, revealing yesterday that only Uefa’s Financial Fair Play restrictions had stopped him from acquiring the forward from Barcelona in 2014.
He hopes to change that now and has made clear to Sanchez that the Super League is ready for a move whenever he is.
“If Alexis wants to come, we have a club for him right now,” Pellegrini was reported as saying by the Sun. “He can come to join us in China immediately.”
Were Sanchez to move to China, and with the likes of Manchester City and Juventus also on the case it may be a remote popularity, he would become the latest in a growing cadre of South American star names bound for the Super League, whose clubs offer wages beyond the reach of all but the very richest European clubs.