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Alexis Sanchez has sought permission to leave the Chile training camp on Wednesday afternoon as his future Arsenal comes under intense scrutiny before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Sanchez looked visibly distraught after he was taken off in Arsenal’s humiliating 4-0 loss at Liverpool on Sunday and there are suggestions that he could still leave the club this week.
Arsene Wenger has insisted that he is prepared to let Sanchez run down his contract rather than sell him, but he is being aggressively chased by Manchester City going into the last two days of the window.
The 28-year-old joined the Chile national team camp yesterday and according to Chilean broadcaster t13, he has asked for permission to leave the camp on Wednesday afternoon to sort out a personal issue.
It has been claimed that Sanchez wants to leave the national team training camp to sort out his future, providing more credence to claims that Manchester City will make one last huge splash to land their top target.
The Chile coaching staff have been left unimpressed by their star player’s request as it would mean he would be attending to other affairs just a day ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Paraguay on Thursday evening.
Manchester City are expected to test Arsenal’s resolve in the next 48 hours and there are already suggestions that they have offered Raheem Sterling plus cash to the Gunners for Sanchez.