According to Le Parisien, Paris Saint Germain are ready to give up their attempt to sign Alexis Sanchez this summer.
Despite being optimistic about sealing a deal for the Chile international earlier in the week, it’s now claimed that the ‘greedy’ demands of the player’s representatives coupled with Arsenal’s unwillingness to do business have dampened expectations.
It is also suggested that the pursuit of Barcelona’s Neymar is the main priority and that the club’s financiers are worried about overstretching the club’s budget.
Yesterday, Arsene Wenger claimed that speculation linking Alexis with a move to the French capital was only ‘media imagination’.
The boss had already made clear that he would be unwilling to sell his star man to a Premier League rival and went on to stress that interest from abroad would also be rebuffed. In light of the latest news, it doesn’t look like Wenger was bluffing.
Alexis, who is now inside the final 12 months of his contract, is still on holiday following his international commitments but should be back in London inside a week to start pre-season training.