Arsene Wenger can insist that Alexis Sanchez is staying, but his transfer targets definitely suggest otherwise.
The Arsenal boss was recently quoted by Sky Sports as saying that he had made a decision “not to sell” the Chilean, who is now in the final year of his contract and can leave for nothing in a year’s time.
However, having already secured the club record signing of Alexandre Lacazette, Wenger is clearly still in the hunt for another forward.
Mundo Deportivo claim that the Gunners have already seen a bid rejected for Borussia Dortmund starlet Ousmane Dembele, with the 20-year-old considering his future following the departure of former manager Thomas Tuchel.
Barcelona and Real Madrid are currently leading the race for the French international, who is seen as a cheaper and more easily accessible option that Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe.
Dembele scored 10 goals in all competitions amidst a relatively disappointing season for BVB, as they finished 18 points behind Bayern Munich and were surpassed in second place by money bags RB Leipzig.