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Chelsea and Manchester City have been handed a major boost as Paris Saint-Germain have pulled out of the race to sign Alexis Sanchez, according to reports in France.
Le Parisien claim that PSG consider the transfer ‘too complicated’ to complete and the French club are not willing to match Arsenal’s contract offer of £275,000 a week.
It’s also claimed that PSG are reluctant to make Sanchez the highest paid player at the club as it would cause a problem in their dressing room.
PSG are now set to turn their attention to Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and will make the Borussia Dortmund forward one of their top priorities for the upcoming transfer window.
PSG’s decision to pull out of the race for Sanchez is now likely to make it a three-way battle between Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich.
Earlier this week, reports claimed that Bayern are confident that a deal can be completed this summer, but the same sentiment is shared among City’s hierarchy.
Arsene Wenger, however, remains adamant that the Chile international, who will only have a year remaining on his contract this summer, will not be sold.
‘This summer, first of all, they will stay at the club and hopefully we can extend their contract,’ the 67-year-old told beIN Sports.
‘You know, you cannot weaken the club and weaken the team.
‘We want to strengthen the team…unless you find a player of the same calibre and they absolutely want to leave. I believe that at the moment we are not on that front.
‘We are just focused on keeping the team together and see how to strengthen the team.’