Alexis Sanchez says he has a clear idea of where his future lies but stopped short of going into the details.
Arsenal are trying to persuade the Chile international to sign a new long-term deal at the club, however, all offers have so far been rebuffed by the 28-year-old who has been heavily linked with Bayern Munich and Manchester City.
The latter are the bookies’ favourites to sign Sanchez, even though Arsene Wenger has repeatedly insisted that he will not allow the striker to move to another Premier League club. The Frenchman has even suggested he’d even be willing to let the striker run down his current deal and leave next summer on a free.
Speaking from Russia where he’s helped his country reach the final of the Confederations Cup, Sanchez made clear he’s currently trying to focus on his international responsibilities.
“Right now I’m focused on the Confederations Cup,” he answered when asked if he could line up next to compatriot Claudio Bravo at the Etihad Stadium next season.
“When this is finished I will see if I stay or if I go. I don’t know.”
Sanchez then confirmed that his future is clear in his mind, adding: “Yes it’s clear, but I can’t tell you.”
Sky Sports’ Bryan Swanson, then pressed the player on whether he might stay at Arsenal. Sanchez responded, “I don’t know, my friend, I don’t know.”
Aside from the fact we’re getting closer to a conclusion to this long-running saga, we’re not really sure what to make of what’s been said or indeed, not been said.
Chile plays Germany in the final of the Confederations Cup on Sunday having already faced drawn 1-1 in the group stages. On that occasion, Alexis opened the scoring to become Chile’s all-time top scorer.