Arsenal face battle to keep world class forward as Euro giants circle

Arsenal could face a battle to hang on to Alexis Sanchez this summer as Juventus circle, report the Daily Mirror.

The all-action Chilean is believed to be locked in contract talks with the Gunners, with the Italian giants ready to pounce should negotiations hit a buffer.

Largely, he has been a rousing success ever since a £35m move from Barcelona in 2014, though has dipped in form recently.

The 26-year old has played in Serie A before, impressing with Udinese when first arriving in Europe, before moving to the Blaugrana in 2011.

Reportedly, the Bianconeri would be willing to match what the Gunners shelled out for his services almost two years ago in a bid to lure him back to Italy.

Atletico Madrid are also said to be interested in the forward, though Emirates chief Arsene Wenger would surely be loathe to lose one of his key stars.