Hebei denies offer for Arsenal's Sanchez

There was no mega-money offer for Alexis Sanchez from Hebei China Fortune, a club official reportedly told the Southern Metropolis Daily.

Alexis Sanchez will be free to negotiate an end-of-season, free transfer exit from Arsenal next month in case there isn't any contract extension.   -  Getty Images

Hebei China Fortune has denied making a lucrative offer to Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, according to reports. Sanchez will be free to negotiate an end-of-season, free transfer exit from Arsenal next month if he does not put pen to paper on an extension beforehand.

While Manchester City is considered to be among the frontrunners for the Chile international's signature, a report in The Sun at the weekend claimed Hebei was willing to pay him GBP 400,000-a-week to move to Asia. However, a senior official at the CSL club reportedly told the Southern Metropolis Daily: "We have never made a bid or any offer for Sanchez. The Sun's story is fake news."

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The British newspaper on Monday claimed Sanchez turned down the offer in favour of reuniting with his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at City. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been adamant in his stance that neither Sanchez nor Mesut Ozil, also out of contract at Emirates Stadium in June, will leave in January.

Wenger last week said negotiations were "going on with everybody" and that no ultimatum had been issued to the duo.

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