Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has reportedly demanded that a buy-out clause is included if he puts pen to paper on a new deal with the club.
The Chilean international has two years remaining on his current deal with the Gunners, but similarly with Mesut Ozil, the club are keen to tie down their long-term futures sooner rather than later.
Having arrived from Barcelona in 2014, the 27-year-old has gone on to score 30 goals in 68 Premier League outings along with providing 15 assists.
In turn, he has proven his importance to Arsene Wenger’s side, and so the Frenchman will be keen to avoid a situation in which Sanchez’s future becomes a real problem for them.
According to The Mirror, that situation could be about to get even more complicated as it’s claimed that Sanchez has demanded that a fixed-price buy-out clause is inserted into any new deal that he agrees to with the club.
If true and is included, then it would put Arsenal in a weak position if an interested party made their move and met the figure.
It remains to be seen if that is something that Arsenal would even consider in negotiations, but it’s another worrying update on the contract situation with Gunners fans undoubtedly hoping that a new agreement can be reached before too long.