Real Madrid to swoop for Arsenal star

Real Madrid are in the market for another marque signing and have identified Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez as that man, according to Spanish outlet Fichajes.

The Chile international has been a sensation since swapping Barcelona for the Emirates Stadium and is a key player in the Gunners’ hopes of winning the Premier League this season.

With Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the Santiago Bernabeu far from secure and the rest of the Madrid stars not firing on all cylinders, the report suggests that the capital city side want an injection of energy and quality next summer.

Sanchez has stated publicly that he is happy in London and with Arsenal, while rumours linking Arsene Wenger’s men with trying to extend his current contract have been doing the rounds in recent weeks.

Madrid were beaten 4-0 by fierce Clasico rivals Barcelona recently, with Rafa Benitez’s men looking decidedly off the pace against Sanchez’s old team.