Alexis Sanchez Playing for Chile in Copa Americas Cup

Alexis Sanchez

Chile was clearly the better side, especially with Alexis Sanchez, one of world football's most wanted players, looking dangerous.

The 22-year-old star is valued at 50million euros (£45m).

FC Barcelona are the favourites to secure Alexis Sanchez’s transfer contract this summer.

Napoli, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Inter Milan are also reportedly interested in signing the Chilean winger.

Udinese club owner Giampaolo Pozzo stated that Napoli had made an offer for the Chilean international. His son, Gino Pozzo, has revealed they are only in talks with Barcelona – and a deal could be tied up before the end of next week.

Gino said, ‘Napoli have made an enquiry, but we want to focus on the talks with Barcelona for now. We don’t want to be behind various negotiation tables at once. We’ll have to wait until next week to see whether the talks with Barcelona lead to anything’.

Man City and Man United both expressed interest in the winger  - but it appears that the player has his heart set on a move to Barcelona.

Manchester United are monitoring the Sanchez transfer activity closely – and may make an offer in August if they miss out on their top central midfield target. 

Alexis Sanchez has become one of the most talked about figures in this summer’s transfer window. His future is unlikely to be settled until the completion of the Copa America. He is currently playing for Chili.

‘We have a number of meetings scheduled next week. The negotiations are really complex because there a lot of variables involved. Either way, we’re not in a hurry, because Alexis is still active at the Copa America,’ Pozzo added.

If no agreement is reached between Barcelona and Udinese – it is unlikely that Sanchez will move anywhere else this summer and so he may decide to stay in Italy for at least one more season.

Copa Americas Cup - Group C - Chile v Uraguay, 8th Jul 2011, KO 23:15, Ground: Estadio Malvinas Argentinas

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