Alexis Sanchez could stay at Arsenal for another year and run down his contract as the Gunners refuse to budge on their asking price.
Arsene Wenger is unwilling to accept anything less than £90million, per the Independent, as he does not want to see him join what is believed to be his first choice of Manchester City.
The Chilean worked with Pep Guardiola at Barcelona, but it is going to be difficult for the pair to reunite at that price.
Bayern were the other club being linked with a bid, but that looks even less likely now that they’ve signed James Rodriguez from Real Madrid on a two-year loan deal with the option to buy.
According to the same source, Arsenal are conscious that Sanchez is now 28 and it may be worth cashing in on him so that the club can look to the future.
Yet, given their reliance on him last season – a campaign in which he scored 24 league goals – it would be a brave move to let him go before they absolutely have to in 12 months’ time.