Two sides yet to agree fee for Chilean superstar, however…
Respected Spanish football journalist and reliable transfer market commentator Guillem Balague has claimed that Arsenal have already agreed contractual terms with Alexis Sanchez.
I heard Arsenal have a personal agreement with Alexis but offer less to FCB than Liverpool. Juve also interested.
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) July 2, 2014
The Barcelona man is being heavily targeted by both Serie A champions Juventus, and Arsenal’s Premier League rivals Liverpool.
Balague reckons that Barcelona would rather do business with Liverpool though, who have offered more money for the 25-year-old, who is currently starring at the World Cup in Brazil.
Graham Hunter, another Spanish based football journalist, claimed two days ago on BBC 5Live that Barcelona would encourage Sanchez to discuss personal terms with Liverpool instead, so as to help their continued pursuit of star Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez.
The Reds have already met with Barcelona to begin negotiations for the maverick 27-year-old, with Sanchez mooted by many as his possible Anfield replacement.
Balague’s news though shows that perhaps the player would prefer a move to London instead, having already agreed to terms with the Emirates side.