Juventus selling two players to raise Alexis funds, believe £35m is enough

Juventus are preparing to sanction the sales of two international players this summer to raise funds in order to sign Arsenal ace Alexis Sanchez, according to reports in Italy cited by TalkSport.

What’s the word?

Alexis Sanchez’ future at Arsenal remains up in the air and Serie A giants Juventus are keen to bring the Chilean ace back to Italian football, where the 28-year-old first made his impression in European football with Udinese.

Alexis’ deal with Arsenal expires in the summer of 2018 and there has been no progress towards a new deal, which could force the Gunners to cash-in this summer- especially as Alexis is reportedly unhappy with the competitiveness of the Gunners.

Arsenal face a fight to secure Champions League football once again after failing to mount a challenge for the Premier League title, whilst an exit from Europe’s elite competition looks likely next week after suffering a 5-1 hammering by Bayern Munich in the first-leg of the Round of 16 stage.

That’s left Arsenal just fighting for the FA Cup, where they’re favourites to secure a semi-final spot at Wembley as they clash with non-league Lincoln City next week, but that may not be enough to convince Alexis to stay- and Juventus are planning a swoop.

Who will be sold?

According to TalkSport, Juventus will offload striker Simeone Zaza and winger Kingsley Coman this summer to raise funds to land Alexis Sanchez signature- and they believe a price of £35m will be enough to convince Arsenal to sell.

Zaza is currently on-loan at Spanish outfit Valencia, following an unsuccessful stint with West Ham, and remains surplus to requirements in Turin- as Juventus already boast the likes of Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala in their first-team.

However, the majority of their transfer kitty towards the signature of Alexis would likely come from Kingsley Coman- with the French international impressing during a two-year loan stint with Bayern Munich and seemingly having no future in Turin.

Whether the Bavarian giants approve a permanent deal for the 20-year-old remains to be seen but there should be plenty of suitors elsewhere.