By Will Butcher
Real Madrid have joined Juventus in trying to lure Alexis Sanchez away from Arsenal, according to a report.
Real manager Zinedine Zidane is expected to shuffle his attacking line this summer, and Sanchez is at the top of the French World Cup winner’s list.
Spanish media outlet Don Balon claim that Zidane is a big fan of Sanchez, who has a good reputation in Spain after his time with El Clasico rivals Barcelona.
It is said French international Karim Benzema is expected to leave this summer, and the signing of Sanchez could see Euro 2016 winner Cristiano Ronaldo move into a central role.
Chile ace Sanchez has two years remaining on his current deal with the North London side, which Gunners sources have told Football Insider is worth £130,000-a-week.
It has been reported that Italian champions Juventus have recently had a £34million offer rejected by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
Since signing for Arsenal, Sanchez has scored almost one goal every two Premier League games, finding the back of the net 29 times in 65 appearances in the League.
It seems though that Zidane has a fight on his hands to bring Sanchez to the Bernabeu, after Juve president Giuseppe Marotta told Chilean newspaper El Mercurio: ““Sanchez is a great player but Arsenal told us he is not on the market.”
In other Arsenal news, Wenger has received a boost in his pursuit of Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette.